20 Years Service As Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney
In the Hillsville, VA area, Gregory G. Goad, Attorney At Law PC is who you trust to get the law on your side. If you find yourself in trouble, your rights in jeopardy, or you’re in need of justice, you need expertise and experience deployed wisely, knowledgeably, and aggressively on your behalf. Greg Goad is fortified with extensive knowledge and tenure in the legal field, and with him on your case, you will be, too.
The Legacy of Gregory G. Goad, Attorney At Law PC
The Goad's first settled into what is now Carroll County in the 1780s. Gregory Garrett Goad graduated from Carroll County High School in 1980 and then obtained a B.S. Degree from Radford University in 1984 with a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He attended law school at The University of Memphis where he was a member of the Law Review staff, graduating in 1987.
He began his work in the court system in the summer of 1983 with an internship in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and clerked with various attorneys.
Upon passing the bar exam, he opened his own law office in October 1987. In February, 1988 Hillsville Town Council appointed him Town Attorney, a position he held nearly 24 years. In addition to prosecuting Town Court and advising Town Council, he obtained many easements for water and sewer lines and was involved in several condemnation cases.
He was elected Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney beginning in 1992 and served in that capacity for 20 years.
He successfully prosecuted twenty murder cases, one of which was the longest criminal jury trial in county history. In 1996 he secured the first capital murder conviction in the county since 1954. He was also involved in the first cases in county history that used DNA evidence.
During his time as Commonwealth’s Attorney, he was the trial court prosecutor in Virginia v. Black, the cross burning case that was ultimately resolved in the United States Supreme Court. The Court ruled that states may ban cross burning if done with the intent to intimidate.
Greg served as a member of the Radford University Board of Visitors from 1994 to 2002. He was initially appointed by Governor George Allen and reappointed by Governor Jim Gilmore. His last five years on the board he served as Vice Rector or Vice Chairman of the Board.
Hillsville Rotary Club named Fancy Gap native and Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer a Paul Harris Fellow when Goad was president of the club.
In January 2012, Greg returned to the private practice of law at The Goad Professional Building at 1202 North Main Street, Hillsville, Virginia 24343.
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