Doris Henderson Causey, September 1, 2021-

Born 1970 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Elected by the General Assembly on August 10, 2021 to an eight-year term beginning September 1, 2021 to fill one of 6 vacancies created by the 2021 expansion of the Court of Appeals from 11 to 17 judges.

Education:
University of Mississippi, B.S., 1993
Tennessee State University, M.Ed., 1999
Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, J.D., 2002

Professional Experience:
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, City of Richmond, 2004.
Private practice of law, Richmond, Virginia, 2003-2008.
Staff Attorney and Managing Attorney, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 2008-2021.
President, Virginia State Bar, 2017-2018.

Sources:
Elected, 2021 Special Session II, House Resolution no. 843, Legislative Information System;
Paul Fletcher, “Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 9, 2021;
2021 Special Session I, SB 1261 Court of Appeals; expands jurisdiction, increases from 11 to 17 number of judges on Court.
Professional history and education:
Spotlight on the Virginia State Bar’s first African-American president,” Richmond Free Press, July 28, 2017;
Deirdre Norman, “Doris Henderson Causey: Native Mississippian Takes Reins of Virginia Bar,” Capital Area Bar Association, September 2017; and
Virginia Women Attorneys Association Judicial Screening Committees to John S. Edwards and Charniele L. Herring, June 3, 2021, letter re: Vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals.