J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1976
A.B., Harvard University, 1969
James Hingeley has served as public defender for Albemarle County and Charlottesville since 1998, and he was public defender for Lynchburg, Va., from 1991 to 1998. From 1978 to 1991 he was in private practice in Charlottesville. Before entering private practice, he completed a two-year judicial clerkship for the West Virginia Supreme Court. In 2005, he was named a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, and in 2008 he was named a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at the Harvard Law School. Hingeley is active in many professional associations and has served as president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and of the Virginia Fair Trial Project. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association.