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Ramin Fatehi

Ramin Fatehi

Candidate, Norfolk, VA Commonwealth's Attorney

Ramin Fatehi is running for Commonwealth’s Attorney to support a justice system that reflects equity and fairness. Born in Virginia in 1978, Ramin and his family lived in Tehran until 1985. Following their return to the United States, Ramin graduated from Norfolk Academy, earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 2000, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 2003. After graduation, Ramin clerked for then-Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, later was an associate with law office Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and was also a public defender.

Currently the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk, Ramin previously served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Chesapeake, VA, and as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Charlottesville. Ramin is also the Chair of the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Criminal Justice Reform Working Group, where he helps the current Commonwealth’s Attorney make policies for the whole office. Ramin is a member of the Iranian American Bar Association.


Background Information:

Occupation: Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney - Norfolk, VA

Residence: Norfolk, VA

Education: Yale University, Columbia Law School

Previous Occupation: Special Assistant United States Attorney - Charlottesville, VA

Birthplace: Virginia