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.

Education:
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.

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: 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.