Born 1950 in Vienna, Austria
Elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1984, to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by election as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Other judicial service:
Commissioner in chancery, Fairfax County, 1975-1980
Judge, General District Court, Fairfax County, 1980-1982
Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1985
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1991-2010
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010-present
Cornell University, B.A., 1971
George Washington University, J.D., 1974
University of Virginia, LL.M., 1992
Assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Fairfax County, 1974-1976
Private practice, Fairfax County, 1976-1980
Member, Board of Zoning Appeals, Fairfax County, 1978-1980
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia, 1984 Special Session, 10; elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia for a term beginning July 1, 1991, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1991 Session, 1021; received her commission as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on March 9, 2010, Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, retrieved on September 24, 2014; birth, education, and career, transcript of portrait presentation on November 2, 2011, published in 282 Va., liii, and Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. 1996, VBA Journal v. XXII, No. 2 (Spring 1996), 26.