Born 1959 in Richlands
Elected by the General Assembly on February 19, 2003, to an eight-year term beginning April 1, 2003, filling the vacancy created by the election of G. Steven Agee as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Service terminated by election as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Other judicial service:
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2011-present
College of William and Mary, B.A., 1980
University of Dayton, J.D., 1984
Staff associate, National Center for State Courts, 1980-1981
Private practice, Abingdon, 1984-1986 and 1989-2002; and Kingsport, Tennessee, 1986-1989
Chief deputy attorney general, 2002-2003
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2003 Regular Session, 1185; elected Supreme Court of Virginia justice, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 119; sworn in on August 1, 2011, 282 Va., v; birthplace, Martindale Hubble Law Directory (Summit, NJ: Martindale-Hubble, Inc.); 1986 edition; education and career, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2009), 2451, and transcript of investiture on September 1, 2011, published in 282 Va., xii-xxv.