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Judge G. Steven Agee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Judge G. Steven Agee was confirmed on May 20, 2008, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which hears appeals from the federal district courts of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Judge G. Steven Agee is an experienced attorney, dedicated public servant, and respected judge, who is admired for his intelligence, fairness, integrity, and temperament.
  • Judge Agee's service as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Virginia began in 2003.
    • As a Justice on the Supreme Court, Judge Agee served on the highest court in the Commonwealth of Virginia, deciding complex cases involving criminal and civil law.
    • In 2003, Judge Agee was elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia by a bipartisan voice vote by both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.
  • From 2001 to 2003, Judge Agee was a judge on the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
    • As a judge on the Court of Appeals, Judge Agee presided over appellate cases including matters of family, criminal, civil, and administrative law.
    • In 2000, the Virginia General Assembly elected Judge Agee to the Court of Appeals by a bipartisan voice vote.
  • For more than 20 years prior to his service as a judge, Judge Agee worked in private practice on a wide range of legal issues involving state and Federal law.
    • Judge Agee was a named shareholder in the firm of Osterhoudt, Ferguson, Natt, Aheron, and Agee from 1980 to 2001.
    • His diverse private practice included civil litigation and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on bankruptcy, trusts and estates, and commercial acquisitions. He also represented clients in criminal matters and in other areas of the law.
  • Judge Agee has shown a strong and consistent commitment to public service.
    • Judge Agee served in the Army JAG Reserves from 1986 to 1997, attaining the rank of Major.
    • From 1982 to 1994, Judge Agee distinguished himself as an elected Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Judge Agee represented the City of Salem and parts of Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.
  • Judge Agee possesses an impressive academic background.
    • Judge Agee attended New York University School of Law on partial scholarship and received an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Taxation in 1978.
    • Judge Agee received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977.
    • He graduated from Bridgewater College with a B.A. in 1974.
  • Judge Agee is active in his local community and has shown a strong commitment to community service.
    • Before joining the bench, he served on the Federal court-appointed defense counsel list for the Western District of Virginia for over 20 years.
    • He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, which provides free medical, dental, and pharmacy services to the working uninsured, temporarily unemployed, and their family members. He is also a member of the Salem Rotary Club.
    • Before joining the bench, he volunteered for the Roanoke Bar Association’s Legal Aid Assistance Program, which helped needy individuals with processing no-fault bankruptcies and divorces.