About Elizabeth Lancaster
Elizabeth is running for the Democratic nomination to be your next Commonwealth’s Attorney. As the former Deputy Public Defender for Loudoun County, Elizabeth knows the Loudoun criminal justice system inside and out. She has practiced in Loudoun for over seventeen years, including fifteen years as a public defender. During her career she has forged relationships with judges, attorneys, advocates, and law enforcement.
Having tried hundreds of cases in the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and the Circuit Court in both Loudoun and surrounding counties, Elizabeth focused on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court during public career and become a nationally recognized expert on juvenile justice. She worked to create the juvenile certification program all Virginia attorneys must take in order to represent juveniles and was on the faculty for the University of Richmond's Annual Robert E. Shepherd Juvenile Conference. In private practice, Elizabeth has continued to advocate for children in multiple practice areas as a victim advocate, educational advocate and defense attorney.
Elizabeth lives in Leesburg, where she is the single mother of two wonderful children and two rescued cats. She attended George Mason University School of Law after earing her Bachelor's of Science degree in biology from the American University in Washington, D.C. While at American University, Elizabeth was an NCAA Division I soccer player, and has coached several youth soccer teams in the NoVA area. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys trying to convince her children that they too love soccer while watching them shine in all of their non-soccer related activities.