Nora Beth Dorsey was appointed Special Master of the United States Court of Federal Claims on January 14, 2013. She was designated Chief Special Master by the court to succeed Denise K. Vowell, effective September 1, 2015.
She graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a B.S. in Nursing in 1979, and she received her J.D. in 1991 from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Special Master Dorsey served from 2005 until her appointment as director of the civil litigation defense team of Hancock Daniel Johnson & Nagel, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to 2005 she worked in various personal injury and medical malpractice law firms. She is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Virginia, several U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.