Cleo E. Powell, August 15, 2008-August 1, 2011

Born 1957 in Brunswick County

Appointed by Governor Timothy M. Kaine on August 15, 2008, to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of LeRoy Millette to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Elected by the General Assembly on February 11, 2009, to an eight-year term beginning February 1, 2009. Service terminated by election to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Other Judicial Service:
Judge, General District Court, Chesterfield County, 1993-2000
Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 2000-2008 (chief judge, 2004-2006)
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2011-present

University of Virginia, B.A., 1979
University of Virginia, J.D., 1982

Professional career:
Private practice, Richmond, 1982-1986
Senior assistant attorney general, 1986-1989
Corporate counsel, Dominion Virginia Power, 1989-1992
Director of employee services, Dominion Virginia Power, 1992-1993

Supreme Court of Virginia portrait

Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2009 Regular Session, 651; elected as justice, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2011 Special Session I, 118; sworn in on August 2, 2011, 282 Va., v; biography, education, and career, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 2010), 2421.