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.
Other judicial service:
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2003-2008
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-present
Bridgewater College, B.A., 1974
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
New York University, LL.M., 1978
United States Army Reserve, 1986-1997
Private practice, Roanoke, 1977-2000
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.