U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler says he will step down at the end of his term in September. He will have served 32 years in the Western District of Virginia, sitting primarily in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg federal courthouses.
A native of Culpeper, Crigler, 64, had a litigation practice in that town before his appointment to the federal bench in 1981. Crigler has taught as an adjunct law professor at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.
In a press release, Crigler said some of his most memorable civil cases have involved landfill, water supply and trash disposal disputes in Charlottesville and other communities, the anti-trust action between The Daily Progress and the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors and a bitter dispute over customers between two early cable television providers.
Crigler has served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Criminal Rules Advisory Committee, as well as the Virginia State Bar Litigation Board of Governors and the VSB Professionalism Committee. He has been vice-chair of the Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for the Education of Lawyers, was the founding chair of the Law School Professionalism Committee, and was selected to serve as a member of the Virginia Bar Association Professionalism Commission.