Marcus Brinks, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney for Patrick County, was elected by the General Assembly March 9 as the General District Court judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit.
Brinks will replace Judge Edwin A. Gendron, who retired Jan. 31. Brinks will begin serving as judge beginning July 1.
“It is a great honor to be selected as the next General District Court judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit,” Brinks said in a statement released Monday. “I was humbled by the tremendous support I received from my bar colleagues and many, many Patrick County citizens.
“The Virginia General Assembly and especially the delegation—Sen. Bill Stanley and Delegates Les Adams, Danny Marshall and Charles Poindexter—have my sincere gratitude for electing me a judge,” Brinks said. “I will do my utmost to justify their confidence and perform my new duties in a fair manner for all the citizens of the city of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.”
Brinks, who lives in Patrick Springs, has worked full-time for the commonwealth’s attorney’s office since July of 2000, and prior to that, worked part-time from January of 1996 until June of 2000.
He was in private practice in Stuart from 1992 until 2000.
Brinks graduated from Washington and Lee University with a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree, cum laude; Washington and Lee University School of Law, with a J.D. degree; and Georgetown University Law Center in the top 10% of his class.
Brinks served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General for 28 years and retired from reserve duty in 2011 with the rank of colonel.