John M. Tran was presented with his official commission as a Fairfax Circuit Court judge on Friday, July 12, at 4 p.m. at the Fairfax Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. At the ceremony, state Sen. J. Chap Petersen (D-34) presented Tran with his official commission. Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Lisa Bondareff Kemler ceremonially administered his oath. Tran previously took his oath of office on June 27. Before joining the Fairfax Circuit Court, Tran served for five years as a substitute judge for the 19th Judicial District while in private practice with the Alexandria law firm DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. He brings to the bench his experience as a former state and federal prosecutor as well as carrying a diverse practice that included civil litigation and criminal defense. Tran earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 1981 and graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 1984. For more, contact Kim Pratt, Fairfax Circuit Court, at 703-246-4166, TTY 711.