Judge Kelsey Appointed to Supreme Court of Virginia
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The General Assembly appointed Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. His 12-year term begins Feb. 1, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported.
The high court vacancy resulted from the retirement of former Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser.
Judge Kelsey has served on the Court of Appeals since 2002. Before that, he was a judge in the 5th Circuit.
He joined the VBA in 1990 and has been a contributor of articles to the VBA Journal. He is a member of four VBA substantive law sections. Recently, he has served on the 2013 and 2014 Civil Litigation Section Council and on the 2013 and 2014 Judicial Section Council.
Lawmakers also filled Kelsey's seat and two other vacancies on the Court of Appeals with Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien, York County Circuit Judge Richard Y. AtLee Jr. and Richmond lawyer Wesley G. Russell Jr. Their eight-year terms begin Feb. 1, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported.