J. Randall Minchew's Biography
Term ends 12/31/2025
Sorensen Alumnus: CTP 2005
J. Randall Minchew, known by his friends and colleagues as Randy, is a Managing Shareholder of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, PC, and has practiced law in Northern Virginia since 1985 with a concentration in real estate, land use, and economic development law. He has served in all three branches of Virginia state government, first as personal law clerk to the Honorable A. Christian Compton, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, then as Deputy Counsel for Public Policy with Governor Bob McDonnell, and then as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates serving the citizens of Loudoun, Clarke, and Frederick Counties. Known for his bipartisanship in the House of Delegates, Randy patroned and secured passage of many significant pieces of legislation facilitating transportation improvements, deployment of affordable broadband to underserved areas, and expansion of solar and renewable energy opportunities by private landowners. After patroning legislation to fund the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to be Northern Virginia’s preeminent body overseeing and funding regional transportation improvements, Randy served as the House of Delegates’ representative on the NVTA for many years. Randy also chaired the House Courts of Justice Committee Ethics Subcommittee and patroned needed legislation to strengthen Virginia’s ethics laws governing conduct by elected officials.
Randy is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and a trained Wilderness First Aid Responder who enjoys hiking and mountain climbing. He is also an Eagle Scout and has served as an adult Scouting leader for many years. In appreciation of his years of work for what he has called “the most successful youth leadership movement in the history of the world,” Randy was awarded Scouting’s highest adult leader recognition, the Silver Beaver.
Randy holds degrees from Duke University and the Washington & Lee School of Law and a Diploma in Theology from Virginia Theological Seminary. He currently serves on the Shenandoah University Board of Trustees.