Meet the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Bethany A. S. Harrison

B.A., English, University of Virginia, 2001
J.D., University of Alabama, 2005

Bethany started her career in prosecution in 2006 with the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Office. She prosecutes a wide range of criminal offenses including murder, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, and crimes against children. She serves as a guest lecturer for numerous local colleges and civic groups on topics such as the role of the prosecutor, Virginia court procedure, domestic violence, illicit drug distribution, juvenile justice, sexual assault, and crimes against children. Bethany is the Chairwoman for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence for the 24th Judicial District and is Board president for CASA of Central Virginia. She also serves on the board of the YWCA of Central Virginia and is a Rotarian. She and her family are members of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church.