The directory includes biographies of judges and justices who have served since 1779 on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the highest appellate court in the state. Where possible, the biographies include a portrait or other likeness.
Most entries also include a link to suggestions for further reading and research collections (archives and manuscripts). For most recently retired justices, there is a link to audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews.
To find a biography, type in the name of the judge or justice in the search box at right or browse the alphabetical listing.
You can also scroll through a chronological list of justices or presiding judges, court presidents, and chief justices or search the biographies by keyword.