Gentry Locke Sr. Counsel Cynthia Kinser Inducted as Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation

The Virginia Law Foundation inducted Gentry Locke Senior Counsel Cynthia D. Kinser into its 2016 Class of Fellows on January 21, 2016.

Induction as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation is a special honor conferred by the VLF Board on select Virginia attorneys, law professors, and retired members of the judiciary who are deemed to be outstanding in their profession and in their community.

As Virginia’s first woman chief justice, Kinser spent 17 years on the Supreme Court of Virginia, with more than three of those years as Chief Justice. She joined Gentry Locke in May of 2015. Prior to her service on the Supreme Court of Virginia, she worked in private practice in southwest Virginia, served a term as the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Lee County, served as Bankruptcy Trustee, and was a Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

At Gentry Locke, Justice Kinser focuses on appeals, criminal matters, and government investigations.

Kinser is the recipient of several other notable awards, among them The Virginia Bar Association’s Gerald L. Baliles Distinguished Service Award in 2015, the Judicial Council of Virginia’s 2014 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law in 2011.

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