Born 1959 in Richlands
Elected by the General Assembly on July 29, 2011, to a 12-year term beginning August 1, 2011, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr. Service terminated by retirement.
Other judicial service:
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2003-2011
College of William and Mary, B.A., 1980
University of Dayton, J.D., 1984
Staff associate, National Center for State Courts, 1980-1981
Private practice, Abingdon, 1984-1986 and 1989-2002; and Kingsport, Tennessee, 1986-1989
Chief deputy attorney general, 2002-2003
Dean, Appalachian School of Law, 2019-
Elected, Journal of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 119; sworn in on August 1, 2011, 282 Va., v; birthplace, Martindale Hubble Law Directory (Summit, NJ: Martindale-Hubble, Inc.); 1986 edition; education and career, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2009), 2451, and transcript of investiture on September 1, 2011, published in 282 Va., xii-xxv.