Pete Decker, III of The Decker Law Firm, was appointed to several positions in June. Of the most prestigious, an appointment by the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, to the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University as well as appointments to the Norfolk Airport Authority and the Norfolk Police & Fire Trial Board by the Norfolk City Council.
Peter focuses on criminal, traffic, and personal injury. He regularly practices in the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Suffolk and Newport News. He works in all federal and state courts in Hampton Roads.
Old Dominion University Board of Visitors
A 17-member board appointed by the governor, the Board of Visitors has the power to control and expend the funds of the University, the power to make all rules and regulations concerning the University, and the power to appoint the President, who is the chief executive officer of the University.
Members of the Board of Visitors are appointed for four-year renewable terms, and no member may serve more than two successive four-year terms. Three members may be non-residents of Virginia, and at least three members must be alumni of Old Dominion University. A non-voting student representative is elected annually by the Board of Visitors.
Norfolk Airport Authority
Norfolk International Airport is operated by the Norfolk Airport Authority. The Norfolk Airport Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an independent autonomous agency of the City of Norfolk. The Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of up to nine members appointed by Norfolk City Council for four-year terms, and an Executive Director overseeing day-to-day operations.
Norfolk Police & Fire Trial Board
This board considers appeals in regard to suspensions and reprimands of Norfolk police and fire personnel. Members are appointed by City Council for one-year terms. This will be a consecutive term for Pete. The chairman of this board has the power to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and compel the production of any books and papers in connection with any hearing. The council also designates one member as vice-chair.
We are incredibly honored that Pete is receiving these appointments and would like to extend congratulations to all other appointees as well. At The Decker Law Firm, every member of the staff – attorneys and support staff alike – share Pete Decker, Jr.’s priority of helping people. We strive to serve our community to the best of our ability and give our clients the expert legal advice they deserve.