Leesburg attorney Buta Biberaj has been named the Democratic nominee for the Loudoun County commonwealth’s attorney race.
Biberaj, hoping to succeed newly appointed Circuit Court Judge Jim Plowman (R), will face Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and Republican candidate Nicole Wittmann in the November election.
“As commonwealth’s attorney, I will ensure that the actions of the commonwealth’s attorneys’ office represent the values of the community,” Biberaj said in a prepared statement. “Prosecuting violent crimes to keep us safe is my priority. I will do the hard work of balancing safety and inclusiveness with the effective use of resources, so each person receives appropriate consequences and treatment under the law.”
A New York City native who grew up in the Bronx, Biberaj said she saw first-hand the inequities of the legal system. Her decision to become a lawyer was always with the intent to “change the world for the better,” according to her announcement.
In 2006, she was appointed a substitute judge for the 20th Judicial District. During her 11 years on the bench, she presided over hundreds of criminal and civil cases.
“No one in this race has more experience, nor participated in more aspects of the justice system than I have,” Biberaj said. “I have been involved in the process from beginning to end, from the investigation, to the trial, and to presiding as a judge. This approach provides me with a special insight and expertise that ‘Justice for Loudoun’ demands.”
This is Biberaj’s first bid for public office. She is a partner at the law firm of Biberaj Snow & Sinclair. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States and all state and appellate courts in Virginia, Maryland and New York. She received an undergraduate degree in education from George Mason University and her juris doctorate from the Antonin Scalia School of Law.
Biberaj is a 23-year resident of Dulles, with her law firm located in Leesburg since 1993.