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Barbara A. Notar, Esq., Town Attorney

Barbara Notar, Town AttorneyBarbara A. Notar joined the Leesburg Town Attorney's Office as Deputy Town Attorney in July of 2008. Prior to this she was a community activist and served as the President of Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Founder and President of Save the Trail, and the Executive Director of the Loudoun Literacy Council. During her early career, she practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, and Danbury, Connecticut, where she concentrated in criminal and civil litigation.

Barbara received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1986 where she graduated cum laude, and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1982. She is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Loudoun County Bar Association, the Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association and the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia.

 Barbara was appointed Town Attorney by the Town Council on January 27, 2015.

Shelby Caputo, Esq., Deputy Town Attorney

Shelby Caputo, Deputy Town AttorneyShelby Caputo was hired as the Deputy Town Attorney on April 15, 2015.  Shelby joined the Town of Leesburg from the City of Alexandria where she was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for 10 years.  During her tenure with the City of Alexandria, she prosecuted crimes including homicides, felony assaults, child abuse and neglect, white collar crimes, and major narcotic cases. Prior to becoming an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, she practiced family law and civil litigation.  Shelby received her J.D. at The Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C., where she attended evening classes while working full-time at the United States Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit and the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.  She received her B.A. from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.

Carmen Smith, Paralegal

Carmen SmitSMITH CARMENh is currently the Paralegal for the Leesburg Town Attorney's Office. Prior to this, she served as a Paralegal in the United States Air Force JAG Corps and retired after 20 years of service.
Carmen received her B.S. degree in Paralegal Studies from the American Military University in Manassas, Virginia. Carmen has over 12 years Paralegal/Legal Assistance experience in Criminal/Civil Litigation, Family Law and Probate matters.