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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

2006 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award Recipient

Paul B. Ebert

Paul B. “Butch” Ebert received the 2006 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Law Section at the 36th annual Criminal Law Seminar.

The award, established in 1992 in honor of Carrico, who retired as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2003, recognizes a singular and unique contribution to the improvement of the criminal justice system in Virginia.

As Prince William County’s commonwealth’s attorney for thirty-eight years, Ebert has prosecuted many high-profile cases within and outside the county—including that of John Allen Muhammad, one of two snipers charged with killing and wounding people along the Interstate 95 corridor in 2002. A Virginia Beach jury sentenced Muhammad to death—one of twelve capital convictions Ebert has won in his career.

February 2006