The judges of the Court of Appeals of Virginia have elected Judge Glen A. Huff as their new chief judge, to succeed Chief Judge Walter S. Felton upon his retirement Dec. 31, 2014. Huff will assume his duties as chief on Jan. 1, 2015.
Huff, a resident of Virginia Beach, practiced law for nearly 35 years prior to his election to the Court of Appeals in July 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and his law degree from the University of New Hampshire Law School, formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center.
The Court of Appeals provides appellate review of domestic relations cases, workers’ compensation and other administrative cases, and traffic and criminal cases. While appeals of criminal and traffic cases, final decisions on applications for concealed weapons permits and certain preliminary rulings in felony cases are presented by a petition for appeal, all other appeals to the Court of Appeals are a matter of right.