Dominique Callins, an attorney with Leesburg agency Simms Showers LLP, has been appointed to the Virginia Courtroom of Appeals, in accordance to the minutes from a General Assembly assembly.
Lawmakers appointed Callins, who lives in Entrance Royal and is effective in Loudoun County, and several other upcoming judges all through the 2nd exclusive session, which concluded last 7 days.
“I was equally elated and humbled upon currently being notified very last 7 days that I was staying nominated to sit on the Virginia Courtroom of Appeals,” Callins reported in an e-mail to the Instances-Mirror. “I am so honored to be selected by the Basic Assembly from among many outstanding people.”“I consider in the appellate courts as element of each the symbolic and realistic route to justice,” she mentioned. “The recent variations in the court’s jurisdiction signify the relevance of the Virginia Court docket of Appeals in representing justice. The extension of appellate legal rights assures the hope of justice, and that hope solidifies self-confidence in our judicial program. I am psyched to be a aspect of this historic transition.”
As the chief of Simms Showers, LLP’s Relatives Law Area, Callins has been practising in northern Virginia for 13 years, her bio states. Her occupation commenced as a judicial legislation clerk for the Henrico County Circuit Court and later on for the Honorable James W. Benton (Ret.), of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Callins acquired a B.A. from Florida A&M College, and a J.D. from the Faculty of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe Faculty of Legislation.
Her practice locations incorporate marital separation, contested divorce, spousal and kid guidance, substantial internet-worth asset division, domestic and intercontinental baby custody and visitation, pre/article marital agreements, intra-family adoption and family members/domestic assault issues.
Callins is on the board of the Ryan Bartel Basis, an lively member of Gateway Neighborhood Church in South Riding, a member of the George Mason College Faculty of Business, Gals in Organization Initiative (WIBI) Board and supporter of The Management Center — a management college dedicated to acquiring potential ladies leaders of Honduras.
Callins stated she aims to take the bench on November 1, with the oath of workplace getting taken someday prior to her start.Lawmakers authorized the subsequent appointments:
Election of Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges — Dominique A. Callins, Doris E. Henderson Causey, Vernida R. Chaney, Frank K. Friedman, Junius P. Fulton III, Lisa M. Lorish, Daniel E. Ortiz, Stuart A. Raphael
Election of Circuit Court docket Judges — Tasha D. Scott, Fourth Judicial Circuit Jayne A. Pemberton, 12th Judicial Circuit Claire G. Cardwell, 13th Judicial Circuit
Election of General District Court docket Judges — Curtis M. Hairston, Jr., 12th Judicial District R. Lucas Hobbs, 28th Judicial District
Election of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court docket Judge — Travis R. Williams, 12th Judicial District
Judicial Inquiry and Evaluate Commission — Cozy E. Bailey, Sr. Kyung N. Dickerson