Nancy G. Parr
Nancy G. Parr began her career as a prosecutor in Suffolk, Virginia and has worked in Chesapeake, Virginia since 1994. For six of those years, she also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, she was an instructor at the National Advocacy Center from 2001 through 2010.
On March 1, 2005, Ms. Parr was sworn in as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Chesapeake to complete her predecessor’s term. She was first elected in November 2005. Since that date, she has implemented new programs and has promoted community outreach in addition to carrying out the traditional role of a prosecutor’s office. Her programs include Girls’ Empowerment Conferences, Boys’ Leadership Conferences, “Traveling the Road to Success” multi-week programs, and ‘Playing on the Right Team” basketball tournaments.
Ms. Parr is a member of many boards and organizations. Some of these include the President’s 2020 Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty (2019-2022), Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys (President 2014-2015), Commonwealth’s Attorney Service Council (Chairman 2014-15), State Crime Commission (2012-14), Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse (2014-15), Virginia State Bar Council (1st Judicial Circuit representative 2011-17), Chairman of Board of Governors for the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar (2018-19), State Child Fatality Review Team (2012-14), Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia Chesapeake Division (since 2008), and Champions for Children – Prevent Child Abuse (since 2017). Also, she is a Child Life Volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
She was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a 2018 Leader in the Law, inducted as a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow in 2017, awarded the 2016 Robert F. Horan, Jr. Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney Award and the 2014 John Hanna Youth Traffic Safety Award, named Grand Marshall for the 2011 South Norfolk 4th of July Parade, selected as 2008 Woman of the Year for the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake, and was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2007.
Ms. Parr graduated from the University of Virginia with High Distinction and from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She has been practicing law since 1983.
Ms. Parr is proud to be the first Virginian and the second woman to serve as President of the National District Attorneys Association.
President-Elect – Billy West, Jr., Fayetteville, NC
Chairman of the Board – Duffie Stone, Bluffton, SC
Treasurer – Charlie Smith, Frederick, MD
NDAA Executive Director
Nelson Bunn, Arlington, VA