Delegate Les Adams is a 6th generation resident of Pittsylvania County and Southside Virginia. As a local attorney, family man, and small business owner, Les is invested in our community and future prosperity.
Les graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. After law school, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Danville Circuit Court before joining the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2002. As an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Les prosecuted all categories of crime and was promoted to the position of Career Prosecutor. In that capacity he served as a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Les has also taught as an adjunct professor at Danville Community College and the Helms School of Government at Liberty University.
Today, Les is a practicing attorney and partner at the Chatham law firm of Adams, Elmore and Fisk, PLC. Since 2012, Les and his partners have substantially grown their practice and serve many clients, including the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services and the Town of Chatham.
Les has been a leader in our community for many years. He has served as President of the Pittsylvania County Bar Association, Circuit Representative for the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, member of the Board of Directors for Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, and member of the President’s Council of the local Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. He is today an active member of the Chatham Rotary Club and Chatham Baptist Church, where he serves as deacon.
First elected to the House of Delegates in 2013, Les serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee, which includes his appointments to the Criminal Law Subcommittee and the Judicial Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Committees on Privileges and Elections, Transportation and Science and Technology. Other appointments which Les received include a seat on the Commission for Block Grants and membership to the Board of Trustees of the New College Institute. Les is a member of the Business Development Caucus, the joint House and Senate Rural Caucus and the Conservative Caucus.
At home, Les resides in Chatham with his wife Melanie, a pharmacist, and their two sons, Roger and Garrett.