About Us

The Attorney General is the head of the V.I. Department of Justice

The Attorney General’s office is tasked with a multitude of powers, duties and responsibilities including providing legal counsel and legal representation to the Governor, Lt. Governor and all Executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions. The Attorney General renders official opinions and prosecutes all local crimes in the name of the people of the Virgin Islands.

The V.I. Department of Justice has several divisions comprising 134 employees including Assistant Attorneys General and support staff on St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI. As a team, we serve the people in our community in a multitude of ways.

Our mission for the Department of Justice is to administer the law with fairness, integrity, and impartiality and perform our legal mandates and service to the public with excellence.

The Domestic Violence Unit is dedicated to the investigation & prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes of domestic violence … READ MORE

Our Medical Malpractice Unit investigates professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which… READ MORE

Our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (VIMFCU) protects the territory and its taxpayers by investigating and prosecuting fraud committed by those… READ MORE

In the Paternity and Child Support Division, we work to assure that our vulnerable children get the financial support they need to thrive… READ MORE

In the Civil Litigation Division, our Attorneys handle all civil cases in which the Government has as interest and the payment of money judgments… READ MORE

In the Criminal Prosecution Division, we vigorously prosecute persons who are arrested for committing violent crimes that threaten the safety… READ MORE

In the Office of the Medical Examiner, we are first responders to calls of deaths to pick up and secure the bodies of the deceased… READ MORE

Through our Solicitor General Division, we review all Executive agency contracts to ensure legal sufficiency. We also handle all criminal appeals … READ MORE

In the Family/Juvenile Unit, we represent the Dept. of Human Services (DHS) in the Family Court and prosecute juvenile delinquency cases… READ MORE

In the Special Investigations Division, our special agents conduct specialized investigations including fraud and sex offender registrations… READ MORE

Through our White Collar Public Corruption Division, we are mandated to aggressively prosecute white collar and corruption crimes… READ MORE

Our Division of Gaming Enforcement conducts casino employee background checks, investigates applicants seeking a license, and verify… READ MORE

In the Family/Juvenile Unit, we represent the Dept. of Human Services (DHS) in the Family Court and prosecute juvenile delinquency cases… READ MORE

In the Special Investigations Division, our special agents conduct specialized investigations including fraud and sex offender registrations… READ MORE

18+ Years Experience

About

Our Attorney General

Attorney Denise N. George (aka Denise George-Counts) is a native Virgin Islander who attended the All Saints Cathedral School and graduated from the Charlotte Amalie High School.  Attorney George received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Maryland.  Before enrolling in law school, Attorney George was a television news reporter and desk anchor for a St. Thomas television station, WBNB-TV, and more recently, a local cable TV talk show host.

Attorney George received her Juris Doctor degree from Howard University Law School in 1984.  After graduating from law school, she began her legal career as a Territorial law clerk for Judge Verne A. Hodge and Judge Ive Arlington Swan.  For several years, she practiced general civil litigation and family law in her private law firm, “Law Offices of Denise George-Counts.”

      Denise N. George, Esq.

      Attorney General

      Developing Expertise

      Public Services

      Attorney George served as an Assistant Attorney General and trial attorney in the criminal, civil, family, juvenile, White Collar and public corruption divisions of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice for a period of over 18 years.  During her tenure, she successfully prosecuted a full spectrum of violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter, rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.  As a member of the Child Abuse Task Force, she co-authored the Virgin Islands’ first criminal child abuse and neglect statute.  In the Civil Division, she represented the V.I. government in civil lawsuits filed against and on behalf of the government.

      Attorney George also served for several years as the Director of the White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Division.  During that time, she managed the division and successfully prosecuted complex white collar crimes of embezzlement, forgery, fraud, racketeering and public corruption involving public officials of local agencies, including the GERS, Schneider Hospital, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Office of the Governor, and Department of Human Services.  In 2016, Attorney accepted a position as Senior Staff Attorney at the Virgin Islands Port Authority, a position she held until her nomination as Attorney General.

      All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

      – WINSTON CHURCHILL

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      Address

      Denise N. George, Esq.
      Attorney General – Department of Justice
      Office of the Attorney General
      34-38 Kronprindsens Gade GERS Building,
      2nd Floor St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

      Phone

      (340) 774-5666 Ext. 10107