James W. Haley, Jr., February 1, 2005-March 1, 2012; Senior Judge, March 2012-present

Judge Haley
Photographic portrait, 2005

Born 1942 in Washington, D.C.

Elected by the General Assembly on January 18, 2005 to an eight-year term beginning February 1, 2005 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Rosemarie Annunziata. Service terminated by retirement.

Washington and Lee University, B.A. with honors, 1964
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1967

Other judicial service:
Law clerk to Chief Justice John W. Eggleston, Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1967-1968.
Substitute judge, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1979-1985.
Judge, General District Court, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1985-1989.
Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 1990-2005.

Professional career:
Assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Arlington County, Virginia, 1967-1970.
Private practice in Arlington, Virginia, 1970-1972.
Private practice in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1972-1985.
Commonwealth’s attorney, King George County, Virginia, 1973-1978.

Oral history

Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2005 Session, 182; other judicial service, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2004/2005), 2511; elected circuit court judge in 1990, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1990 Regular Session, 332; other judicial service and retirement, Peter Vieth, “Judge Haley to Retire from Court of Appeals,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 28, 2011, retrieved from valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014; education and career, Deborah Elkins, “Judge Haley is Elected to Court of Appeals,” January 24, 2005, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, retrieved from valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014; designated senior judge in 2014, 60 Va.App., v; professional career, oral history interview on September 11, 2013, Virginia State Law Library.