Wise County & City of Norton Commonwealth Attorney's Office
Commonwealth Attorney

Meet the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorneys

Michael Abbott

Michael Abbott
Commonwealth Attorney

Mike has traveled around the world and back, finding his way to Wise County Virginia after a ten-year tour of duty in Europe in the United States Army, conducting espionage operations for American intelligence agencies. Mike is a native of Ducktown, Tennessee, and graduated from Greeneville High School. He attended the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia's College at Wise (Clinch Valley College), obtaining two Bachelors of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Arts degree. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1995. Mike was in private practice with Sturgill & Kennedy, P.C., for twelve years before joining the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in 2007. On December 01, 2014 Mike took office as the Commonwealth Attorney for Wise County and the City of Norton.



Ken Lammers Jr.

Ken Lammers Jr.
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Ken served six years in the United States Army, in the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion and was deployed into combat zones in both Operation Just Cause and Desert Shield/Storm as well as being deployed as part the Multi-National Force and Observers in the Sinai. While in the military Ken graduated from the Defense Language Institute in 1988 and the United States Army Intelligence Center and School in 1989 as well as earning an Associate of Arts from Methodist University. After leaving the Army he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Centre College and a Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee Law. Ken prosecutes serious felonies involving violent and sexual crimes.



Sarah H. Wynn

Sarah H. Wynn
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Sarah is a life-long resident of Lee County Virginia, graduating from Lee High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Sarah joined the office in 2007. She is the chief prosecutor for cases involving illegal drug sales and abuse.



Berlin W. Skeen Jr.

Berlin W. Skeen Jr.
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Berlin is a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School, Clinch Valley College, and Cumberland School of Law. He joined this office with over twenty-five years experience. Berlin has run his own law practice in both Virginia and Tennessee. He served as both an Assistant District Attorney General and a Regional General Counsel for the Department of Children's Services in Tennessee. He also served as counsel for the Wise, Virginia Department of Social Services. Berlin is the chief prosecutor for felony cases involving theft and fraud.



Jennifer Brickey

Jennifer Brickey
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Jennifer Brickey was raised in Scott County, Virginia and graduated from Gate City High School. She attended William and Mary College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. At the University of Virginia School of Law she was the Editor in Chief of the Virginia Tax Review. She joined the office in 2012, prosecutes in Circuit Court, and represents the office in the 30th Circuit Drug Court.



Jason Grace

Jason Grace
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Jason Grace grew up in the Big Stone Gap area and is a graduate of Powell Valley High School. He attended the University of Virginia and the Appalachian School of Law. While at the law school, he was an assistant publisher of the Natural Resource Law Journal and published The Bureaucracy of Black Lung and a Legacy of Unfulfilled Promise, Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal (Apr. 2011). After law school, Jason interned for Justice Kinser of the Virginia Supreme Court. He joined the office in 2012 and prosecutes cases in all courts. Jason is the chief prosecutor in General District Court.



Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Tom is life-long resident of Lee County Virginia and serves as a part-time Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney. He maintains a private law office in Scott County, Virginia. Tom is the primary prosecutor in cases involving juveniles as well as domestic crimes.