A New Circuit Court Judge For Local Counties

Published 5:07 pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

FARMVILLE – The 10th Judicial circuit has a new judge, former Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney, Kimberley Slayton White.

In making the appointment, Governor McDonnell said he was pleased to appoint such a “highly qualified” individual.

The 10th Judicial Circuit includes the counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Prince Edward.

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“Kim has honorably served the people of Halifax County as their Commonwealth's Attorney for the last eight years,” the governor said, adding that White is “respected in the legal field” and an active member of her community.

White, the governor continued, has demonstrated “legal acumen and fairness to defendants, victims of crime, and other litigants” throughout her legal career.

White had also previously served as an assistant and deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Lynchburg and was a special assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.

Prior to being elected Commonwealth's Attorney, White was a partner with the law firm of Woods Rogers in Danville.

She is a graduate of Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She is a frequent instructor on trial practice and is a past chair of the Virginia State Bar Committee on Lawyer Discipline.

White resides in South Boston with her husband, David, and their two children.