Stuart A. Raphael, September 1, 2021-

Portrait of Judge Stuart Raphael

Photographic portrait, 2021

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

Professional Experience:
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. Jennifer L. Eaton, “Making Introductions: Profiles of the new judges on the expanded Court of Appeals of Virginia,” VBA Journal (Spring 2022), p. 20.