Born 1957 in Washington, D.C.
Elected by the General Assembly on February 11, 2009, to an eight-year term beginning March 1, 2009, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Jean Harrison Clements.
Other judicial service:
Judge, Prince William Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 1999-2001
Judge, Prince William Circuit Court, 2001-2009 (chief judge, 2007-2009)
Averett University, B.A., 1979
North Carolina Central University, J.D. 1982
National Labor Relations Board, 1982
Private practice, Prince William County, 1982-1998
Prince William County District Court, Commissioner In Chancery, 1998-2001
Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2009 Regular Session, 651; see also, Alan Cooper, “Alston Elected to Court of Appeals,” February 11, 2009, retrieved from valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014; birth, education, and other judicial service, Leef Smith, “Judge is Sworn in for Juvenile Court: Alston Takes Over Bench of the Late Patrick Molinari,” The Washington Post (1974-Current file), October 10, 1998, retrieved on December 5, 2014; elected judge, 1999, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1999 Regular Session, 267; elected circuit court judge, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2001 Regular Session, 345.