EXPERIENCE, VISION AND A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
Stacey T. Davenport is the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Chesterfield County, Virginia, having been elected to the position in 2019. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Religion, and she earned her Juris Doctor from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She grew up passionate about our criminal justice system and always knew that she wanted to practice criminal law. During law school, she took every criminal law class offered and participated in an externship program, which allowed her to work in the Richmond Public Defender's Office her third year of law school.
Since graduating from law school, Stacey has intentionally focused her entire career on criminal justice. In addition to prosecuting in both Essex County and Henrico County prior to being elected Commonwealth’s Attorney, she served as a Public Defender in the City of Richmond for almost 8 years and owned her own law firm where she focused her practice on representing clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Central Virginia.
Stacey has extensive trial experience before both judges and juries around Central Virginia, and she has chosen to focus most of her career on violent crimes and crimes against women, even serving as the Domestic Violence Prosecutor in Henrico County for more than 3 years. Based on her passion for for those cases, she made evidence-based prosecution of Domestic Violence cases and the expansion of investigating and prosecuting Human Trafficking cases in Chesterfield County two of her top priorities since being elected to office. She also made changes to the Chesterfield Victim Witness Program that led to a significant increase in the number of victims receiving services in the County.
In addition to her work as a trial attorney, Stacey has also served as a speaker at numerous trainings for attorneys, EMTs, victim witness advocates, and law
enforcement. She is a member of the faculty for the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council annual Guns & Roses program aimed at improving the investigation and prosecution of intimate partner violence, and she teaches at the Chesterfield County Police Academy. Previously, she served as an instructor at the Henrico County Police Academy and at Henrico County Fire Department continuing education trainings.
Stacey is extremely passionate about the oath she took to uphold the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia, and she is proud to serve Chesterfield County as Commonwealth's Attorney. She believes that every case, including misdemeanors and felonies, should be handled with the same attention to detail and that each individual that comes before the court should be treated with dignity and respect. At her request and because of her leadership and commitment to treating substance abuse and mental health needs to prevent recidivism, Chesterfield County has undertaken the process of beginning the first Veterans Treatment Docket in the region, which hopes to be functional by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
Personally, Stacey was born and raised in Nashville, TN, so she is a fan of country music and football. She has been a resident of Virginia since moving here to attend law school in 1999, and she has lived in Chesterfield County for nearly 20 years. She has two children, Rachel (16) who shares her mother's interest in criminal law and Andrew (13) who is passionate about science and space. Stacey is also a proud member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, which explains her love of anchors. She loves to travel, especially to the beach, and she is a self-proclaimed Dance Mom, frequently traveling to support her daughter's passion. She is also passionate about baking, especially when it comes to birthday cakes for her children and Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.