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Roderick "Rod”"C. Young '94
Roderick “Rod” C. Young of Richmond, VA serves as a United States District Judge, in the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond and Norfolk Divisions. Judge Young received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from George Mason University. Hereafter, Judge Young obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. He worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Portsmouth, VA and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond, VA. Judge Young also worked as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia. In that role he prosecuted cases in that office’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit. From 2002 until October 2014, he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. During that time, he prosecuted a number of cases involving international narcotics organizations, racketeering crime, bank robbery, tax fraud, money laundering, and other violations of federal law. From February 2012 until October 2014, Judge Young served as the Deputy Criminal Supervisor in the United States Attorney’s Office, Richmond Division. From October 2014 until September 2020, Judge Young served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. On September 29, 2020, Judge Young received his judicial commission and began service as a United States District Judge.