The Honorable Gregory D. Underwood is the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Norfolk. He’s held the position since March 2009, when he was elected in a Special Election to complete the term of the previous Commonwealth’s Attorney who accepted a judgeship. Greg was then re-elected in the November 2009 and November 2013 General Elections to full, 4-year terms.
ABOUT GREG UNDERWOOD
"The impact of gun violence and illegal drug activity in Norfolk far exceeds the people named in criminal cases. Everyone who lives, works, and spends time here is affected. I'm thankful the collaborative work of Operation Riptide holds offenders accountable for their dangerous actions and supports citizens who deserve a safer Norfolk. "
Greg first joined the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney in August 1990 as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and worked for 4 years before leaving for the private practice of law and work as a criminal defense attorney for 3 years.
In March 1997, Greg returned to criminal prosecution as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Office of the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney. He stayed there until June 2001 when he returned to Norfolk as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Greg grew up in North Carolina – graduating Magna Cum Laude from Fayetteville State University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. It was following high school and during and after his college years that Greg proudly served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Electrician, Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander. Greg graduated from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987. Following graduation, he worked as an attorney with the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Farmville.
As a result of his time at UNC Chapel Hill, Greg is a big fan of the Tar Heels, especially the men’s basketball team. He also roots for the Dallas Cowboys, likes to go fishing, enjoys attending Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, and loves to spend time with his wife, Gracie, and their family.