Turkessa Bynum Rollins grew up in Essex County, New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelors of Science from Trenton State College and her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.
Judge Rollins was appointed to the General District Court of the 31st Judicial District on July 1, 2019. Prior to her appointment, she served as a substitute judge for seven (7) years and was a Partner with the law firm of Fullerton & Knowles, P.C. where she worked for almost 18 years.
Judge Rollins practiced law in the areas of construction law, landlord/tenant law (commercial & residential), collections, criminal/traffic defense and domestic relations. She was a Board of Director for the Prince William County Bar Association, a Board of Director for the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, a member of the Old Dominion Bar Association and Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
Judge Rollins has been greatly involved in multiple community service and bar programs, including but not limited to the following: Prince William County Bar Association(So You’re 18 Program, Middle School Court Tours Program, Wills for Heroes); Fairfax County Bar Association (Colors of Justice Program, 8th Grade Court Tours & Devonshire Program); Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association (Kamp Kappa, Judicial Screening Committee, Social Committee- Chair); Old Dominion Bar Association (Annual Conference Committee); George Mason University School of Law (Moot Court Judge, Alumni Coordinator for Law Student Minority Mentoring Program, Trial Advocacy Team Coach and Law Student Mentor); and Mary-Elizabeth Ministry (mentoring program for pregnant teens at First Mt. Zion Baptist Church).
A guided Q&A session about black hair and the judiciary.