Born 1952 in Roanoke, Virginia.
Elected by the General Assembly on January 21, 2003 to a 12-year term beginning March 1, 2003, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Harry Lee Carrico. Service terminated by retirement.
Bridgewater College, B.A., 1974
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
New York University, LL.M., 1978
Other judicial service:
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2001-2003.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-
United States Army Reserve, 1986-1997.
Private practice of law in Roanoke, Virginia, 1977-2000.
State delegate, 1982-1994.
Elected, 256 Va., v; and Journal of the Senate of Virginia, 2003 Session, 312; retired, 276 Va, v; biographical information, transcript of portrait presentation ceremony on November 2, 2011, published in 282 Va, lxv-lxvii; portrait unveiled in January 2006, Virginia Bar Association Journal, 2006.