David Dortch Warriner

David Dortch Warriner (February 25, 1929 March 17, 1986) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, Warriner received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1951 and an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1957. He was in the United States Navy Lieutenant (JG) from 1951 to 1954. He was in private practice in Emporia, Virginia from 1957 to 1974. He was a City attorney of Emporia, Virginia from 1969 to 1974.

Warriner was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Warriner was nominated by President Richard Nixon on May 6, 1974, to a seat vacated by Oren R. Lewis. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 16, 1974, and received his commission on May 21, 1974. Warriner served in that capacity until his death, in Brunswick County, Virginia.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Oren Ritter Lewis
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Succeeded by
Rebecca Beach Smith
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