Born 1961 in Southampton County
Appointed by Governor Timothy M. Kaine on October 10, 2007, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Elizabeth B. Lacy and began his service the same day. Elected by the General Assembly on February 8, 2008. Expiration of term: February 1, 2020.
Other judicial service:
Judge, General District Court, Chesapeake, 1995-1997
Judge, First Judicial Circuit, 1997-2007
Harvard University, A.B., 1983
University of Virginia, J.D., 1986
Private practice, Charlottesville, 1986-1988
Private practice, Norfolk, 1988-1995
Research Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, 1994-1995
Appointed, Tom Campbell, “Goodwyn Wins Praise, Kaine’s Pick for High Court called ‘Virginia Success Story,’” Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 11, 2007, B1; sworn in, 274 Va., iii; elected by the General Assembly, Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008 Regular Session, 612; biography, “Goodwyn Wins Praise,” and transcript of investiture ceremony on October 18, 2007, published in 274 Va., xxiii-xxxix; and biography file, Virginia State Law Library.