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.

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

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.

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Arlington, Virginia, 1969-1971
Private practice of law in Loudoun, Virginia, 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. See also 2009 Sess., House Joint Resolution no. 969 Commending the Honorable Jean Harrison Clements.