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Amber Drumheller

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Amber Drumheller
  • Physical Address
    113 Taylor St
    Amherst, VA 24521
Primary Department: Commonwealth's Attorney

Professional Profile

Amber is a graduate of Nelson County High School, a 2003 magna cum laude graduate of Bridgewater College, and a 2007 cum laude graduate of West Virginia University College of Law.  While in law school, she was a member of the National Moot Court team, the Region IV Champion Moot Court team, and President of the Moot Court Board.  She was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers at graduation.

Amber clerked in the law offices of Kay, Casto & Chaney, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia, while in law school.  Upon graduation, she began working with W. Thomas Berry, Esq., in Nelson County and later opened a solo practice. Amber remained in private practice from 2007 to 2016, when she was hired at the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. She was appointed Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney in February of 2019 and has served in that role since.

EDUCATION

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2007
B.A., Bridgewater College, 2007

TRAINING

2016: Virginia Criminal Procedure
2016: Prosecutor Summer Conference
2017: DUI-D for Prosecutors & LEO
2017: Advanced DUI Prosecution
2019: IMPACT (Initiating Meaningful Prosecution at Critical Times)
2019: Murder I: Prosecution of Homicides
2019: Executive Conference
2020: Trauma to Trial - Investigating & Prosecuting Adult Non-Stranger Sexual Assaults
2021: Preparing Juvenile Victims for Court
2021: Overcoming the Odds: Tools for Difficult Child Sexual Abuse Cases
2021: Executive Conference
2022: Murder II: Prosecution of Homicides
2022: Executive Conference