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Kenneth R. Melvin

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Kenneth R. Melvin
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Court Information:
Virginia 3rd Judicial Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Tim Kaine
Active:   2009-Present
Past post:   Member, Virginia House of Delegates
Past term:   1985-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Colby College
Law School:   Georgetown University

Kenneth R. Melvin is a circuit court judge for the 3rd Circuit in Virginia.[1] The 3rd Circuit is home to the Portsmouth Circuit Court.[2] He was appointed to the court by former Governor Tim Kaine in April 2009.[3] Melvin's term expires in 2017.[4]


Melvin received his undergraduate degree from Colby College and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.[5]


Before his appointment to the court, Melvin served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates for twenty-four years, from 1986 to 2009.[3] He represented District 80. Melvin resigned from the House on May 1, 2009.[6]

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