Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., by Claiborne Gregory, 2011
Location: courtroom, rear
Born 1949 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Appointed by Governor Timothy M. Kaine on August 15, 2008 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of G. Steven Agee and began his service on August 19, 2008. Elected by the General Assembly on February 11, 2009 to a 12-year term beginning February 1, 2009. Service terminated by retirement.
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1971
College of William and Mary, J.D., 1974
Other judicial service:
Judge, General District Court, Prince William County, 1990-1993
Judge, Thirty-first Judicial Circuit, 1993-2007
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2007-2008
Private practice of law in Woodbridge, Virginia, 1974-1986
Assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Prince William County, Virginia, 1986-1990
Appointed and sworn in, 276 Va., v; oath, ix; confirmed by the General Assembly, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2009 Regular Session, 651; career, transcript of investiture on September 5, 2008, published in 276 Va., xi-xxii; birthplace and education, Martindale- Hubble Law Directory (Summit, NJ: Martindale-Hubble, Inc., 1954-), 1980 ed., entry for Compton, Latimer, Compton, & Compton, 1980; appointed to the Court of Appeals, Theresa Vargas, “County Judges on Rise at Circuit, Appeals Courts,” Washington Post, November 29, 2007, PW01; senior justice effective September 1, 2015, order, June 4, 2015, Supreme Court of Virginia Order Book.