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Carr gets Chesterfield judgeship

Twelfth Circuit judges have appointed D. Gregory Carr, a substitute judge and partner in the firm of Bowen, Champlin, Carr, Foreman & Rockecharlie, to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court that covers Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights.

Carr succeeds Judge Harold W. Burgess Jr., who was elevated to circuit court earlier this year. The appointment is effective Aug. 17, and Carr said he expects to wind up his practice and begin sitting by Aug. 31.

He graduated from Furman University in 1984 and from the University of Richmond law school in 1989.Carr received about three-fourths of the vote from the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association in a five-way contest for its endorsement.

He has been a substitute judge for eight years. Most of his practice has been in the area of criminal law.

The General Assembly will appoint someone to fill the seat during its 2010 session, but the legislature typically selects the candidate appointed by the circuit judges.

Carr is married to Claire C. Carr, the managing partner of the workers’ compensation department at Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith.

By Alan Cooper

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