James W. Haley, Jr., February 1, 2005-March 1, 2012; Senior Judge, March 2012-present

Judge Haley
Photographic portrait, 2005

Born 1942 in Washington, DC

Elected by the General Assembly on January 18, 2005, to an eight-year term beginning February 1, 2005, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Rosemarie Annunziata. Service terminated by retirement.

Other judicial service:
Law clerk to Chief Justice John W. Eggleston, Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1967-1968
Substitute judge, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1979-1985
Judge, General District Court, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1985-1989
Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 1990-2005

Washington and Lee University, B.A. with honors, 1964
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1967

Professional career:
Assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Arlington County, 1967-1970
Private practice, Arlington, 1970-1972; and Fredericksburg, 1972-1985
Commonwealth’s attorney, King George County, 1973-1978

Oral history

Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2005 Session, 182; other judicial service, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2004/2005), 2511; elected circuit court judge in 1990, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1990 Regular Session, 332; other judicial service and retirement, Peter Vieth, “Judge Haley to Retire from Court of Appeals,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 28, 2011, retrieved from valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014; education and career, Deborah Elkins, “Judge Haley is Elected to Court of Appeals,” January 24, 2005, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, retrieved from valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014; designated senior judge in 2014, 60 Va.App., v; professional career, oral history interview on September 11, 2013, Virginia State Law Library.