Elected by the General Assembly on March 8, 2000 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 2001 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Sam W. Coleman, III. Service terminated by his election to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Bridgewater College, B.A., 1974
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
New York University, LL.M., 1978
Other judicial service:
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2003-2008.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-present.
United States Army Reserve, 1986-1997.
Private practice in Roanoke, Virginia, 1977-2000.
Virginia state delegate, 1982-1994.
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2000 Regular Session, 1747. Elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia, 256 Va., v; and Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2003 Session, 312. Retired, 276 Va, v. Biographical information, transcript of portrait presentation ceremony on November 2, 2011, published in 282 Va., lxv-lxvii.