Born 1957 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
Appointed by Governor Timothy M. Kaine on August 15, 2008 to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of LeRoy Millette to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Elected by the General Assembly on February 11, 2009 to an eight-year term beginning February 1, 2009. Service terminated by election to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
University of Virginia, B.A., 1979
University of Virginia, J.D., 1982
Other Judicial Service:
Judge, General District Court, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1993-2000.
Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 2000-2008 (chief judge, 2004-2006).
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2011-present.
Private practice in Richmond, Virginia, 1982-1986.
Senior assistant attorney general, 1986-1989.
Corporate counsel, Dominion Virginia Power, 1989-1992.
Director of employee services, Dominion Virginia Power, 1992-1993.
Supreme Court of Virginia portrait
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2009 Regular Session, 651; elected as justice, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 118; sworn in on August 2, 2011, 282 Va., v; biography, education, and career, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2010), 2421.