Born in Front Royal, Virginia.
Elected by the General Assembly on February 14, 2019, to an eight-year term beginning September 1, 2019, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Teresa M. Chafin.
Other judicial service:
Judge, Circuit Court, Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit, 2012-2019
State delegate, 2002–2011
Front Royal Town Council (1996-2000; Mayor, 2000-2002)
Private practice, Front Royal (1993-2012)
A.A., Lord Fairfax Community College, 1988
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990
J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1993
Sources: Elected circuit court judge: Journal of the Senate, 2012 Special Session I, p. 790. Elected Court of Appeals judge: Minute Book 2019 Session, Senate of Virginia, February 14, 2019. Professional career and education: Clifford l. “Clay” Athey Jr. House History (accessed July 2019); “Clifford L. “Clay” Athey Jr.,” Lord Fairfax Community College Alumni (revised April 14, 2008); Clay Athey, Bloomberg (accessed July 2019); Onofrio Castiglia, “Judge Athey appointed to Virginia Court of Appeals,” The Winchester Star (Feb 16, 2019).