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Loudoun County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Recognized for Public Service
Loudoun County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Recognized for Public Service

William Loy, a senior deputy clerk with the Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court, was recently honored with a distinguished service award from the Supreme Court of Virginia.   In a ceremony  on August 11, Loy was presented with the award by Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court and Judge Thomas D. Horne.    Joining Clemens and Judge Horne in the presentation were former clerk of circuit court Richard Kirk, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet, Chief Deputy Clerk Brenda Butler, and Michele Timmons and Lorrie Gordon from the probate office.

Loy has worked in the office of the clerk of the circuit court since 1974 and during his tenure has recorded deeds, docketed judgments, administered probate of wills, filed court papers and many other administrative duties in the clerk’s office.    In 2001, Clemens established a formal probate department and selected Loy to oversee the department.   “Bill has demonstrated exceptional expertise in the administration of probate so he was a natural choice to lead the probate department,” said Clemens.  As the workload and complexity in probate matters increased in connection with the population growth in Loudoun, Clemens created probate deputy clerk positions to provide Loy with the personnel support to meet the objectives of the probate department.  

During the awards ceremony, several of the speakers who commended Loy on his probate expertise, noted that the Loudoun probate department has become a model for other probate offices in other clerk’s offices in Virginia.    Leland Mahan, a local attorney who practices probate law, pointed out that Loy’s expertise along with his probate staff, provide a great service to the citizens of Loudoun County.    Many of the people who attended the awards ceremony have worked with Loy for many years and have benefitted from his service.

Each year, the Supreme Court of Virginia accepts nominations for judges, clerks, deputy clerks and other professionals in the courts systems for individuals who have made substantial contributions to the court system in Virginia.    In light of Loy’s 37 years of service in the Loudoun County Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Supreme Court selected Loy among many highly talented professionals in the court system.    “We are pleased that the Supreme Court awarded Bill with this distinguished service award because he has consistently demonstrated superior service and exceptional dedication as a public servant,” claimed Clemens, “and we are extremely blessed to have Bill’s talents here in Loudoun County to serve Loudoun citizens.”

More information about the probate office is available at www.loudoun.gov/probate.