Michael Westermann, General Counsel

Michael Westermann joined VPRA in November 2021 as General Counsel, having most recently served as the Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General, Virginia, for six years. With an expertise in large transportation transactions, he was instrumental in the landmark Transforming Rail in Virginia agreements that will modernize rail in the Commonwealth. Prior to his work with the Office of the Attorney General, he served as an Assistant County Attorney in Henrico County, Virginia, negotiating a high volume of complex business contracts including banking, construction, and IT contracts.

Mr. Westermann earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in October 2008. He resides in Richmond with his wife Pantea and their three children.