The Norfolk paper reports here ("Ex-delegate Buster O?Brien appointed to Beach Circuit Court," 9/18/04) that Governor Warner has appointed William O'Brien to the Circuit Court for Virginia Beach.
The article notes:
"O’Brien, 58, is a well-known Beach political figure, who was elected four times and served six years in the House of Delegates. He ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 1985.
He also is a Virginia college football legend whose name has been mentioned on ESPN’s SportsCenter. O’Brien was a star quarterback at the University of Richmond, where he graduated in 1968. He graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1974.
O’Brien is the latest in a long line of Circuit Court judges who once practiced law with Richard G. Brydges. At least six current or former Circuit judges worked with Brydges at some point in their careers.
Brydges, 82, still practices law at the Beach, but has recently been sidelined with health concerns."