Virginia Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

Former civil rights lawyer

  • 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 1 prosecutor
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 1 civil rights lawyer

How Members of the Virginia Supreme Court are Selected:

Legislative Election

Justices are selected by the Virginia General Assembly to 12-year terms. Justices face mandatory retirement at age 73.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map