Vernida R. Chaney, September 1, 2021-

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1977.

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

University of Virginia, Sociology and African American Studies, B.A., 1999
Virginia Commonwealth University, M.B.A., 2002
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Professional Experience:
Private practice of law in Fairfax, Virginia, 2015-2021.
Senior Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Fairfax, Virginia, 2006-2012, 2013-2015.
Assistant Capital Defender, Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, Arlington, Virginia, 2012-2013.

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: 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. Eaton, Jennifer L., “Making Introductions: Profiles of the new judges on the expanded Court of Appeals of Virginia,” VBA Journal (Spring 2022), p. 20.