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Jackson L. Kiser

Jackson L. Kiser, American federal judge. Bar: Virginia.


  • Kiser, Jackson L. was born on June 24, 1929 in Welch, West Virginia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Concord College, 1951. Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University, 1952.


    • Assistant United States attorney Western District Virginia, 1958-1961. Associate, then partner R.R. Young, Young, Kiser, Haskins, Mann, Gregory & Young Professional Corporation, Martinsville, Virginia, 1961-1982. Judge United States District Court (western district) Virginia, 1982-1993, chief judge, 1993-1997, senior judge, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia.


    Member Martinsville City School Board, 1971-1977. With Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1952-1955, captain Reserve, 1955-1961. Member American College Trial Lawyers (state committee), Virginia Bar Association (executive committee), Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 4th Circuit Judicial Conference (permanent), Martinsville-Henry County Bar Association, Order of Coif.


    • Married Carole Gorman. Children: Jackson, William, John Michael, Elizabeth Carol.
    • spouse: Carole Gorman
    • children: Jackson Kiser
    • William Kiser
    • John Michael Kiser
    • Elizabeth Carol Kiser
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