Jean Harrison Clements, July 1, 2000-December 31, 2008; Senior Judge, 2009-present

Judge Jean Harris Clements
Photographic portrait, 2000

Born 1938 in Front Royal, Virginia

Elected by the General Assembly on March 8, 2000, to an eight-year term beginning July 1, 2000, filling a new seat on the court. Service terminated by retirement.

Other judicial service:
Law clerk, Arlington County Circuit Court, 1962-1964
Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Twentieth Judicial District, 1986-1998
Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1998-2000

Attended Madison College (now James Madison University), 1956-1959
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1962

Professional career:
Private practice, Arlington, 1969-1971; and Loudoun County, 1971-1986

Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2000 Regular Session, 1747; legislation creating a new seat on the court, An Act to amend and reenact §§ 17.1-400 and 17.1-402 of the Code of Virginia, relating to number of judges on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, retrieved from Virginia Legislative Information Service on March 10, 2015; see also Dawn Chase, “Judge Lemons Tapped for the Supreme Court,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 13, 2000; other judicial service, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1986 Session, 1562; born in Front Royal, education, and career, Alan Cooper, “Judge Clements to Retire from Appeals Court,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, November 24, 2008, retrieved from in 2014; designated senior judge in 2009, 53 Va.App., v; education, School of Law Alumni: University of Virginia (White Plains, NY: Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., 1989), 25, and James Madison University yearbook, Schoolm’am 1959, 82, retrieved on March 10, 2015.