Graduated with a B.A. from Duke University in 1984. He graduated with honors from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1997. Mr. Partin was admitted to the Virginia state bar in 1997. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1984-1988. He is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the Chesterfield Bar Association, The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, and the Henrico County Bar Association.