Born 1950 in Vienna, Austria.
Elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1984 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by election as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Cornell University, B.A., 1971
George Washington University, J.D., 1974
University of Virginia, LL.M., 1992
Other judicial service:
Commissioner in chancery, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1975-1980.
Judge, General District Court, Fairfax County, 1980-1982.
Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1985.
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1991-2010.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010-2021. She assumed senior status on August 31, 2021.
Assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1974-1976.
Private practice in Fairfax, Virginia, 1976-1980.
Member, Board of Zoning Appeals, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1978-1980.
Supreme Court of Virginia portrait
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia, 1984 Special Session, 10; elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia for a term beginning July 1, 1991, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1991 Session, 1021; received her commission as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on March 9, 2010, Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, retrieved on September 24, 2014; birth, education, and career, transcript of portrait presentation on November 2, 2011, published in 282 Va., liii, and Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. 1996, VBA Journal v. XXII, No. 2 (Spring 1996), 26.