The law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian wishes to congratulate Melissa N. Cupp, of-counsel attorney at VF&N, on being appointed Fauquier’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judge.
On Thursday, February 23rd, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected Melissa to a six year term on the bench.This is the first time a woman will serve in this position in Fauquier, and we are thrilled and proud of Melissa for her great accomplishment and her dedication to helping children and families over the years.
Melissa will succeed Jonathan S. Lynn who retired from the bench in February after serving for nearly six years, and she will handle cases in Fauquier and Rappahannock courts. Prior to her appointed judgeship, Melissa has been an of-counsel attorney at VF&N, and has devoted much of her professional life to representing social services departments in cases of adoption, removal of endangered children from their homes, foster care and termination of parental rights, while also representing adults with severe disabilities who have been abused or neglected. Melissa has always had a soft spot for helping people, especially families and children, and she views this new judgeship as an opportunity to serve families in a different way.
“Melissa will be a wonderful judge and I have no doubt that she will serve the community of Fauquier well” says Michael Vanderpool, managing shareholder of VF&N.