Cynthia Kinser was the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Her seventeen years of distinguished service to the Court ended with her retirement in 2014. In 2015, she joined Gentry Locke as Senior Counsel, where she focuses on appeals, criminal matters, and government investigations. Before serving on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Justice Kinser served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. She later was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for that court and served in that capacity for seven years. Prior to her tenure on the federal district court, she enjoyed being a solo practitioner in Pennington Gap, Virginia. Justice Kinser also served for four years as the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Lee County, where she lives and maintains a cattle farm to this day.