Justice. Equality. Transparency. Integrity. Buta Biberaj has lived by these principles throughout her life, and is committed to upholding them when elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County. As Commonwealth’s Attorney, Buta will ensure that justice is delivered fairly to all members of the Loudoun community and that this office manages resources wisely, and is accountable to the community.
Buta has practiced as a trial attorney in Loudoun County for over 25 years and a substitute judge for over 11 years. She has prosecuted and defended thousands of civil and criminal cases on all levels of the state courts. As a substitute judge, she presided over thousands of civil (custody cases, child support, landlord / tenant, lawsuits for money damages, and protective orders), traffic (infractions and DUIs, reckless driving, etc.) and criminal (misdemeanors and felonies (preliminary hearings). She was initially appointed in 2006 and reappointed in 2012 by the Loudoun County Circuit Court judges. Buta resigned from her judicial appointment in 2017 in consideration of running for the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney.
A longstanding member of the Loudoun County Bar Association (LCBA), Buta served as President for the 2014-2015 term. Under her leadership, the LCBA created the “Street Law” program which matched local attorneys with students at the Douglas School. The attorneys presented and advised the students on the rights of juveniles as they relate to employment, criminal and civil law. Efforts such as these have been a focus for Buta so that we prevent kids from coming into the system by engaging with them in the community.
Buta spent her entire career helping families, children and clients with problems that required experienced, sensitive, and solution based approaches. The ultimate goal being to help address the core root issues of the matter, provide support systems and prevent repeat incidents of crisis.
Buta was a guardian ad litem for 23 years and certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Judges from the Juvenile and Circuit Courts in Loudoun, Fairfax and Fauquier consistently selected her to represent the best interests of children and the elderly in some of the most complex and dire cases that came before the courts.
For over six years, Buta was a member of the Best Practice Court’s Committee for the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. She presented and participated in state wide conferences that focused on the development and implementation of policies and practices that improve the legal process for children and families involved in Foster Care. She was selected by the Judges to be part of the ad-hoc committee to address the over-detention and disparate treatment of minorities in the Loudoun Juvenile Court system. The committee investigated, researched and recommended policy changes to detention practices so that there was uniformity and accountability and to decrease disparity.
Buta is currently and has been a long-standing Member of the Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association of Justice, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Buta is licensed and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, New York State, Maryland State and Virginia State Bars.
Buta has been recognized for her efforts, experience and success by numerous organizations. Such recognition includes being named as a Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia, Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Virginia, and rated by her peers and clients on AVVO.com as Superb.
She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Education in 1987 and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law (now Antonin Scalia Law School) in 1993. She opened her law practice in Leesburg and currently operates under the Firm name of Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC / The Loudoun Lawyers.
Buta Biberaj was born in Montenegro and is of Albanian parentage. She was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City from ages 2 ½ until 20 when she moved to Fairfax County, Virginia. Buta moved from Fairfax to Loudoun County in 1996 and currently resides in the Blue Ridge District. She is one of eight children in a close family that has 19 nephews and nieces and 16 great-nephews and nieces. The majority of the Biberaj family reside in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.