Born 1951 in Skowhegan, Maine
Elected by the General Assembly on July 29, 2011, to an eight-year term beginning August 1, 2011, to fill the vacancy created by the election of Cleo E. Powell to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Elected by the court on October 20, 2014, to a four-year term as chief judge beginning January 1, 2015, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Walter S. Felton, Jr.
Other judicial service:
Law clerk to the Hon. Richard B. Kellam, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1976-1977
University of Maine, B.A., 1973
University of New Hampshire, J.D., 1976
Private practice, Virginia Beach, 1977-2011
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 118; elected chief judge, press release, October 24, 2014, Office of the Executive Secretary; biography, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory 2000, VA549B.