Leesburg Town Council unanimously appointed Christopher Spera as town attorney during its Tuesday night meeting.
“I look forward to joining the talented group of professionals Town Manager [Kaj] Dentler has assembled,” Spera said in a prepared statement. “The mission of supporting the Town Council, the staff, and the residents of the Leesburg community is an important one and I am excited to get started.”
According to a Town of Leesburg announcement, Spera has worked as a local government attorney in Virginia for more than a decade, having served as the City of Alexandria’s deputy city attorney and assistant city attorney from 2005 to 2016.
Spera currently acts as vice president and general counsel for the Old Dominion Transportation Group in Alexandria, town officials said. He holds both a juris doctor degree and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
“Spera brings extensive negotiation, litigation and government ethics expertise to his new position,” town officials said.
Expected to assume his new role Aug. 17, Spera will replace interim attorney Martin Crim, who replaced Barbara Notar after council voted in February to remove her from the town attorney post.