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A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

1996 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award Recipient

The Honorable Robert F. Horan

The Honorable Robert F. Horan, commonwealth’s attorney for Fairfax County, received the 1996 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Law Section at the 26th annual Criminal Law Seminar.

The award, established in 1992 in honor of Carrico, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, recognizes a singular and unique contribution to the improvement of the criminal justice system in Virginia.

Horan was appointed commonwealth’s attorney for Fairfax County in 1967. He has served as president of the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys, as a member of the Virginia State Crime Commission, the Criminal Law Section’s Board of Governors, and on almost every significant criminal justice study committee for the state and section.

Horan was recognized “as a person of impeccable integrity, common sense, and good nature,” and has been called “the most able prosecutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

February 1996