7.02.2008

Regent Law's Board of Visitors Member Confirmed to Federal District Court Judgeship

The U.S. Senate unanimously elected Mark S. Davis to a federal judge position in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Judge Davis is member of Regent’s Law School Board of Visitors which meets regularly with the school’s leadership in an advisory capacity.

Judge Davis is presently chief judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Portsmouth Circuit Court. In his official statement, Virginia Senator Jim Webb had the following to say about Davis’ nomination:

“Judge Davis is regarded as a patient, thoughtful individual who exhibits the highest degree of ethical conduct and professionalism . . . The Virginia Bar Association rated Judge Davis as highly qualified. Judge Davis’s written opinions reflect his keen intellect, and the extent to which he values communicating his reasoning to counsel and litigants. Further, Judge Davis is active in myriad community and civic organizations.”

Judge Davis graduated from the University of Virginia and the Washington and Lee University School of Law and has served as chief of the Portsmouth Circuit Court since July 2006.

Read the AP press release here.