Read Full Article (PDF)


In Memoriam: The Honorable Walter S. Felton, Jr.


The career of Judge Walter S. Felton, Jr., is marked indelibly with the theme of “called to service.” First, as a Captain in the United States Army, representing wounded soldiers returning home from Vietnam. Second, as counsel to one of Virginia’s Governors, which included playing a pivotal role in leading the Commonwealth through the unprecedented national tragedy of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath. Third, as a judge and then chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. These three stages of his career highlight Judge Felton’s commitment to public service and his value to his beloved Commonwealth

Marla Graff Decker *

* Marla Graff Decker is a 1983 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law. She currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.