Courts in West Virginia
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West Virginia's Family Courts hear domestic relations and domestic violence cases, and its Municipal Courts hear DWI/DUI and traffic infraction cases. West Virginia's Magistrate's Courts hear a variety of civil cases, including those relating to torts, contracts, juvenile and misdemeanor charges, as well as traffic infractions. In West Virginia, Circuit Courts are trial courts that handle domestic relations, mental health, juvenile, torts, real property, and probate and estate matters, and also hear cases regarding felony charges and criminal appeals. Circuit Courts also serve as West Virginia's appeals court for civil appeals. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, and can hear all types of appeals cases. To find out more about West Virginia courts, visit the West Virginia Judiciary's website at To get copies of West Virginia court documents, or find information about West Virginia court records, contact the court where the case took place, of the Clerk of Courts office in the county where the court is located. A directory of West Virginia courts and clerks can be found at
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02, Sep 2014 - 'Oh, it's gorgeous': WVSU dedicates first new dorm in decades
By Mackenzie Mays Judge Damon Keith's eyes lit up Wednesday as he got a tour of his namesake - the first residence hall to be built on West Virginia State University's campus since 1969. "Oh, it's gorgeous," Keith said. "My, my, my. Can't beat this." The Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall features suite-style dorm rooms with a sleek and modern design. There's a gaming room, a study lounge, a ...
02, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit says police altered video in West Virginia shooting
Police in a West Virginia city altered video evidence in the death of a mentally ill black man who was shot and killed last year during a confrontation with officers, a lawyer for the victim's family said on Thursday. Sherman L. Lambert Sr., an attorney representing the estate of Wayne A. Jones, filed a legal motion on Wednesday in a $200 million lawsuit against five Martinsburg police officers ...
02, Sep 2014 - Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
By Paul Nyden Staff writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial. Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional, national and international businesses. The firm has seven offices in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The firm's lawyers ...
02, Sep 2014 - Md. man pleads guilty in W.Va. bank fraud
The Associated Press BALTIMORE - A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia. Lewis Strosnider pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. He'll be sentenced Nov. 19. Co-defendant Samuel Vansickle has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Strosnider ...
02, Sep 2014 - Western Md. man pleads guilty in bank fraud case
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge gives operator of West Virginia pain clinic his medical license back after suspension
A judge has reinstated a West Virginia doctor's medical license a month after it was suspended by the state over procedures at his clinic.
02, Sep 2014 - W.Va. man gets 4 to 10 years for rock beating conviction
A Fayette County judge on Wednesday ordered a West Virginia man to spend up to 10 years in prison for beating a Rices Landing woman on the head repeatedly with a rock.
01, Sep 2014 - W.Va. board exec shocked by doctor's reinstatement
The head of a state board that suspended the license of a West Virginia pain clinic operator says she's shocked by a judge's move to let the doctor resume practicing medicine.
01, Sep 2014 - Judges appointed by WV Supreme Court to hear petition to remove Mark Plants
A panel of three judges has been appointed to hear a petition filed by commissioners in Kanawha County, West Virginia requesting a removal of the county's prosecutor, Mark Plants.
01, Sep 2014 - Wheeling, WV W.Va. miner gets probation for falsifying records
A West Virginia coal miner has been sentenced to two years' probation for falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine.
01, Sep 2014 - Spencer, WV West Virginia coal miner sentenced for falsifying qualifications
A suspended coal miner who admitted that he falsified his qualifications to conduct safety exams at a mine near Wheeling, avoided prison Monday when he was sentenced in a West Virginia courtroom.
01, Sep 2014 - Pataskala Man Gets 24 Months For Transporting Stolen Goods
A Pataskala man was sentenced to 24 months in prison Friday for his role in transporting stolen generators and welding equipment from Chillicothe to West Virginia.
01, Sep 2014 - Logan, WV Ex-mine manager pleads guilty in kickback scheme
By Jonathan Mattise The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Delbarton man pleaded guilty Thursday to spearheading a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine in southern West Virginia. David E. Runyon's guilty plea came in U.S. District Court in Charleston. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for extortion and tax evasion. Judge Thomas Johnston said ...
01, Sep 2014 - State GOP changes course, cancels fundraiser headlined by admitted felon
By David Gutman Hours after announcing Wednesday that their annual fall fundraiser would be headlined by a prominent conservative author and filmmaker who awaits sentencing on a federal felony, West Virginia Republican Party officials changed course and canceled the event. Dinesh D'Souza, who in May pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge of making illegal campaign contributions, was to have ...
01, Sep 2014 - Wheeling, WV Coal Miner Sentenced for Falsifying Records at Ohio County Mine
A coal miner who falsified safety records at a mine in Ohio County has been sentenced in Federal court. United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld said Sean A. Chase, 32, of Spencer, West Virginia, was sentenced to two years of supervised release.
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