Jane Marum Roush

The Honorable Jane Marum Roush (b. September 24, 1956) was a judge on the Fairfax Circuit Court from 1993 to 2015.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Roush graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981.[1]

Following her graduation from UVA, Roush was an associate at the firm of Boothe, Prichard and Dudley from 1981 to 1985.[2]

From 1985 until her appointment to the bench in 1993, Roush practiced with the firm of Hogan and Hartson, where one of her mentors was M. Langhorne Keith.[2]

Roush was sworn in as a judge on July 1, 1993.[1][3]

In July 2013, Roush allowed video cameras into her courtroom to cover the trial of Julio Blanco Garcia for the murder of Vanessa Pham, the first time in nearly 20 years that a Circuit Court judge had done so.[4]

Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Roush to the bench of the Virginia Supreme Court on July 27, 2015.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Circuit Court Judges - Fairfax County, Virginia." Homepage - Fairfax County, Virginia. Fairfax County, Virginia. Web. 09 Aug. 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What's New at the Virginia Supreme Court? An Overview of Recent Civil Decisions 2013: Faculty." Virginia CLE Seminars. Virginia Continuing Legal Education, n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2013.
  3. Harris, John, and Donald Baker."Women Among Judicial Nominees." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): VA_3. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994). Feb 18 1993. Web. 9 Aug. 2011.
  4. Jackman, Tom. "Fairfax Judge Allows Cameras in a Trial for the First Time since 1994, and That’s a Good Thing." Washington Post: Post Local. The Washington Post, 29 July 2013. Web. 29 Dec. 2013.
  5. Jackman, Tom. "Fairfax Judge Jane Marum Roush Named to Virginia Supreme Court." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 27 July 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.

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