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.
Lord Fairfax Community College, A.A., 1988
Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., 1990
University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1993
Other judicial service:
Judge, Circuit Court, Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 2012-2019.
Virginia state delegate, 2002–2011.
Front Royal Town Council (1996-2000; Mayor, 2000-2002).
Private practice of law in Front Royal, Virginia (1993-2012).
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).