Born 1952 in Roanoke
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.
Other judicial service:
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2001-2003
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-
Bridgewater College, B.A., 1974
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
New York University, LL.M., 1978
United States Army Reserve, 1986-1997
Private practice, Roanoke, 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.