Lisa M. Lorish, September 1, 2021-

Portrait of Judge Lisa Lorish

Photographic portrait, 2021

Born 1980 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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.

Princeton University, B.A., 2003
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2008

Professional Experience:
Private practice of law, 2008-2014.
Assistant Federal Public Defender and Appellate Specialist, Charlottesville, 2014-2021.
Clinical Director and Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law, 2017-2021.

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. Career and education: Lisa Lorish’s faculty biography, University of Virginia School of Law website, accessed August 20, 2021. Jennifer L. Eaton, “Making Introductions: Profiles of the new judges on the expanded Court of Appeals of Virginia,” VBA Journal (Spring 2022), p. 20.