Hon. Walter S. Felton, Jr. (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Domestic relations, governmental relations, administrative law, contracts, environmental, and professional liability.

Professional Experience

• Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

• Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2006-2014.

• Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2002-2006.

• Former Director of Policy and Counsel to the Governor of Virginia.

• Former Senior Counsel to the Attorney General of Virginia.

• Former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, Intergovernmental Affairs Division.

• Former Administrator of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Training Council.

• Former Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School. Served as Legislative Counsel for the College.

• Former attorney in private practice, Suffolk.

• Served as Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.


• Recipient, Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award, Judicial Council of Virginia, 2014.

• Member, Boyd-Graves Conference of the Virginia Bar Association.

• Former Member, Board of Governors of the Education of Lawyers Section of the Virginia State Bar. Former faculty member of the Professionalism Course of the Virginia State Bar.

• Former Member, Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeals of the United States.

• Past memberships include the Judicial Council of Virginia, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia, and the State/Federal Judicial Conference.


• University of Richmond, J.D., Articles Editor of the Law Review and Chancellor of the McNeil Law Society.

• University of Richmond, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.

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