Born 1951 in Skowhegan, Maine.
Elected by the General Assembly on July 29, 2011 to an eight-year term beginning August 1, 2011 to fill the vacancy created by the election of Cleo E. Powell to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Elected by the court on October 20, 2014 to a four-year term as chief judge beginning January 1, 2015, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Walter S. Felton, Jr.
University of Maine, B.A., 1973
University of New Hampshire, J.D., 1976
Other judicial service:
Law clerk to the Hon. Richard B. Kellam, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1976-1977.
Private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1977-2011.
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 118; elected chief judge, press release, October 24, 2014, Office of the Executive Secretary; biography, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory 2000, VA549B.