March 4, 2020 News & Press Releases

Virginia Democrats praise the appointment of Kevin Duffan to the Virginia Beach Circuit Court bench

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Duffan will be the firstĀ African-American circuit court judge in the history of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND, VA - The General Assembly recently approved the appointment of Virginia Beach native Kevin Duffan, a Presiding Judge at the 2nd Judicial District Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, to the Virginia Beach Circuit Court bench. Duffan will break new ground as the first African-American circuit court judge in Virginia Beach history. Virginia Democrats praised the appointment and recognized Democratic leadership in the General Assembly that made Duffan's appointment possible. 

"Thanks to new Democratic leadership, institutions across the Commonwealth are becoming more diverse and more representative of Virginia every day. I want to thank our Democratic legislators from Virginia Beach for their hard work on this nomination and congratulate Judge Duffan on a well-deserved appointment," said DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker. 

Raised in Virginia Beach, Judge Kevin Duffan attended James Madison University and then received his law degree from the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He went on to serve in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's office for five years and work as a personal injury attorney in Virginia Beach. He now serves as a Presiding Judge at the Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Duffan also appeared as a legal analyst for Channel 13 News Now for four years.