Emory & Henry Alumna Named to the Virginia Supreme Court

Posted by Monica Hoel
The Honorable Teresa Chafin graduated from Emory & Henry in 1978.

Judge Teresa Chafin has been appointed to the Virginia Supreme Court. She finished at Emory & Henry in 1978 and then graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 1987.

She was appointed to the Virginia supreme court on Feb. 14, 2019. She is a former Circuit Court Judge who then moved to the Court of Appeals in 2012.

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, “Judge Chafin is considered well-qualified for the position…”

The vote for her confirmation was 36-0 in the Senate and 97-0 in the House.  

Judge Chafin will replace Justice Elizabeth McClanahan, who announced in January that she is retiring Sept. 1. 

Judge Chafin has been a commencement speaker at Emory & Henry College.

 

  • Judge Teresa Chafin, E&H Class of 1978

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