Rossie D. Alston, Jr., March 1, 2009-June 2019

Photographic portrait, 2015

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. Service terminated by his confirmation as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on June 10, 2019.

Averett University, B.A., 1979
North Carolina Central University, J.D. 1982

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).
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2019-present.

Professional career:
National Labor Relations Board, 1982.
Private practice in Prince William County, Virginia, 1982-1998.
Commissioner In Chancery, Prince William County District Court, 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 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. Confirmed for U.S. District Court, Peter Vieth, “Alston is confirmed for federal judgeship,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 10, 2019.