Elysse Stolpe

Elysse Stolpe


Elysse Stolpe has served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the City of Waynesboro, Virginia since 2015. In this role she primarily prosecutes cases involving child abuse and exploitation, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Over her career she has prosecuted a wide variety of misdemeanors and felonies in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit courts. Prior to joining the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Stolpe practiced law in Washington, D.C., as a litigation associate in the fields of international arbitration and complex commercial litigation at the international law firm Dentons.

Stolpe serves as the chair of the board of directors for New Directions Center, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and as a member of the Hollins University Alumnae Board. She is also a commissioner for the Child USA Game Over Commission, an independent multidisciplinary commission investigating and analyzing the systems that enabled Larry Nassar to sexually abuse hundreds of young athletes. In spring 2014, Stolpe published her note “MS-13 and Domestic Juvenile Sex Trafficking: Causes, Correlates, and Solutions” in the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, the journal for which she also served as senior executive editor.

Stolpe graduated summa cum laude with honors from Hollins University in 2010, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.A. in history and international studies, and a certificate in leadership studies. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014.

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