Seal of the Governor of West Virginia
Earl Ray Tomblin is the Governor of West Virginia. He was elected in 2010 and is a Republican. For an extensive profile, visit: Earl Ray Tomblin's page.
In West Virginia, the governor makes a judicial appointment to fill a vacancy. The judge serves the remainder of the unexpired term.
The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.
Supreme Court of Appeals
The governor has not appointed any judges to this level of the courts.
|Miki J. Thompson||Thirtieth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2014-2016||Family court judge, Eighth Family Court Circuit|
|Timothy L. Sweeney||Third Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2010-Present||Prosecuting Attorney, Pleasants County|
|Paul Farrell, Sr.||Sixth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2011-2020||Attorney, Farrell, Farrell, and Farrell, PLLC|
|Michael Aloi||Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2011-2016||Partner, Manchin & Aloi, Attorneys at Law|
|J. Robert Leslie||Twenty-Ninth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2012-2013||Partner, Tyree, Embree & Leslie, PLLC|
|David J. Sims||First Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2012-2016|
|Michael Douglas Lorensen||Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2012-2016||Partner, Bowles Rice|
|H. Charles Carl||Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2013-2022||Attorney, Carl, Keaton, Frazer and Milleson|
|Kurt W. Hall||Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2013-2014||Assistant Prosecutor, Harrison County|
|Chris Chiles||Sixth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2014-2016||Prosecuting attorney, Cabell County|
|Robert E. Richardson||Eleventh Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2014-Present||Partner, Ford & Richardson|
|Joanna I. Tabit||Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||9/2/2014-2016||Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson|
|David H. Wilmoth||Twentieth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia||2015-2016|