Wesley G. Russell, Jr., July 1, 2022- present

Photographic portrait, 2015

Born 1970 in Hampton, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on June 17, 2022 to a twelve-year term beginning July 1, 2022, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Donald W. Lemons.

Education:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1992
George Mason University, J.D., 1995

Other judicial service:
Law clerk to Judge R.W. Duling, Judge Donald W. Lemons, Judge T.N. Nance, and Judge W.W. Stout, III, Richmond Circuit Court, 1995-1996.
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, February 1, 2015-June 30, 2022.

Professional career:
Private practice in Richmond, Virginia, 1996-2010; 2014-2015.
Deputy attorney general, Civil Litigation Division, 2010-2014.

Sources:
Elected to Supreme Court of Virginia, 2022 Special Session 1, retrieved from the Virginia Legislative Information Service on July 18, 2022. Elected to Court of Appeals, JH 687 summary, retrieved from the Virginia Legislative Information Service on January 22, 2015; education, Martindale- Hubbell Law Directory (Summit, NJ: Martindale-Hubble, Inc., 1954-), 2010 ed., VA429B.