David S. Schell

The Honorable David Stanford Schell is a judge on the Fairfax Circuit Court.

From 1979 to 1991, Schell was a lawyer in private practice.

Schell was elected as a judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court by the Virginia General Assembly on April 4,1991, replacing James W. Fourqurean.[1]

He was Chief Judge of the J&DR Court from 1998 to 2002.[2]

In August 2008, Governor Timothy M. Kaine appointed Judge Schell to the bench of the Circuit Court following the death of Judge David T. Stitt.[3] Judge Schell was sworn in on September 4.[2]


  1. Brown, DeNeen L. "Assembly Names Fairfax Judge, Closing Out a Political Furor." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Apr 05 1991. ProQuest. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Circuit Court Judges: David S. Schell." Fairfax County, Virginia Circuit Court. Fairfax County, n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2014.
  3. Somashekhar, Sandhya. "Ex-Dominion Lawyer's Appointment Poses Conflict, Power Line Foes Say." The Washington Post Aug 19 2008. ProQuest. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.