Lorenzetti for Judge

I have called Jefferson County my home since 1982 when I moved here with my young family to start a private practice in Law. Born and raised in Arlington, Va., I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Civil Engineering, where I was an active Corps Cadet member. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wayne State, and served as an Officer in the US Army National Guard in West Virginia after graduating from ROTC and the US Army Engineer Officer School. I met my wife, Rosie Cannarella Lorenzetti in 1973 while she was in college and I was working for the Federal Government as a licensed professional engineer. We married in 1976, while she was in medical school. I attended WVU School of law and graduated in 1980, and practiced law in Clarksburg, WV from 1980 to 1982. I moved to the Eastern Panhandle with Rosie and our 2 small boys, Adam age 5 months and Jason age 3 years in 1982. Rosie started her medical practice and I started a small private practice of law. After several years in private practice of law, I was appointed as an Assistant Prosecutor, and practiced in this capacity until my election to Prosecuting Attorney in 2008.


During both my private as well as Prosecutor’s office law career, I have litigated cases before West Virginia Courts, the WV State Supreme Court, and the US district court, involving civil, criminal as well as domestic matters. I have had extensive criminal trial experience during my 25 years in the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and feel my expertise in the courtroom will benefit the citizens and lawyers in the Tri-County area. I have been on the Board of the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney’s Association for the past 8 years. This same board appointed me to represent West Virginia on the 50 member National District Attorneys’ Association Board of Directors. Since 2008, I have had the privilege of meeting with Prosecutors from all over the United States four times a year to discuss issues of criminal law as they affect our own state. My involvement in these discussions provides me with valuable perspective for making decisions in support of our local juries.

We have called Jefferson County home for over 30 years. We raised our boys here, where they were active in Boy Scouts, Little League baseball and AYSO soccer. When the boys were small, I coached Little League and AYSO soccer, and later on when they were in high school, I coached golf and lacrosse. I have been involved with the Old Opera House (local community theatre) for many years, and currently serve on the OOH’s Board of Directors as the treasurer. I have been active in the Focus Coalition (Free Our Community of Unwanted Substances), serve as an active Board member of the AHEC association (Area Health Education Consortium), served as an officer in my local Home Owner’s Association, and I am an active parishioner of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. I have been an active Kiwanis member for over 25 yrs, and have served as a past Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis. During my spare time, Rosie and I enjoy riding our bicycles several times a week on the C &O canal, kayaking with friends on the Shenandoah or Potomac rivers or walking our dog “Lucky” on local trails or at the dog park at Sam Michaels Community Park. Both sons are married now and living in Northern Virginia, and luckily we still get to see them regularly. We enjoy family vacations, water and snow skiing, as well as scuba diving, with the boys and their wives. We feel blessed to have them nearby.

I am proud to have been a member of an interested team of citizens from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley counties, who supported and maintained the Community Corrections Board/Day Report Center, Teen Court, Juvenile Drug Court, and Adult Drug Court. I have been a champion for the Community Correction Programs, and also see a need for greater input for the victims of crime. I promise to serve to the best of my ability the people of Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties in my role as Judge of the 23rd Circuit, bringing extensive trial awareness and expertise to the bench.



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