Born in 1964 in Rochester, Minnesota.
Elected by the General Assembly on August 10, 2021 to an eight-year term beginning September 1, 2021 to fill a vacancy created by the 2021 expansion of the Court of Appeals from 11 to 17 judges.
Harvard University, B.A., 1986
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1989
Private practice of law in Fairfax and Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C., 1989-2014, 2017-2021.
Solicitor General, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2014–2017.
Elected, 2021 Special Session II, House Resolution no. 843, Legislative Information System; Paul Fletcher, “Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 9, 2021; 2021 Special Session I, SB 1261 Court of Appeals; expands jurisdiction, increases from 11 to 17 number of judges on Court. Education and professional experience: Stuart A. Raphael’s attorney biography at Hunton, Andrews, Kurth, accessed August 20, 2021; Peter Veith, “Raphael to step down as state solicitor general,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 9, 2017; and Virginia Women Attorneys Association Judicial Screening Committees to John S. Edwards and Charniele L. Herring, June 3, 2021, letter re: Vacancies on the Virginia Court of Appeals.