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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23, Oct 2014 - Logan, WV Potential loss of Rahall seniority worries some
By Paul J. Nyden Mike Mitchum is executive director of the King Coal Highway Authority, working to complete a four-lane highway from Bluefield through Williamson up to Kenova. He'll need federal money to complete that project, and worries that the recent losses in West Virginia's seniority in Congress will hurt his chances of getting it. "Nick Rahall is the No. 2 person on the House ...
23, Oct 2014 - Latest Actos Bladder Cancer Trial Starts in West Virginia
The Actos Bladder Cancer trial in West Virginia state court is set to start over allegations that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s popular diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer. The West Virginia trial comes shortly on the heels of a $2 million verdict in Philadelphia on October 3 over the blockbuster drug. It will be only […]
22, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV Goodwin to give second chance to drug users
By Kate White Federal prosecutors and police will offer low level drug dealers - who are selling only to support their heroin habit - a chance to get help before facing charges and going to jail. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday his latest effort to eradicate Southern West Virginia's heroin epidemic: a partnership with Prestera Center, the state's largest mental health and addiction ...
22, Oct 2014 - Early voting begins in West Virginia
Early voting began around West Virginia on Wednesday, including at the Voter’s Registration office at the corner of Court and Quarrier streets in downtown Charleston.
22, Oct 2014 - West Virginia coal strike temporarily halted
A West Virginia coal strike has been temporarily halted by a judge hours after it began.
22, Oct 2014 - WV Supreme Court Appoints 3 Judge Panel to Rule on Clarksburg Councilman Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has appointed a three-judge panel to consider the removal of Samuel "Zeke" Lopez from Clarksburg City Council.
22, Oct 2014 - Suspect in ex-NFL player robbery faces new charge
The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia man accused of robbing a former NFL player is facing a new charge. The Herald-Mail reports that a Berkeley County grand jury indicted Roger C. Doleman, 28, of Martinsburg on Tuesday on one count of failure to appear in court. Doleman didn't appear for his scheduled June trial on charges stemming from a 2013 robbery at Fulton Walker Jr.'s ...
22, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit against police, city
By Joe Beck A federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has dismissed a lawsuit filed by relatives of a former Stephens City resident who was shot to death during a confrontation with Martinsburg police in 2013. The victim, Wayne A...
21, Oct 2014 - U.S. court dismisses $200 million suit in West Virginia fatal police shooting
By Jeffrey Roth (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has dismissed a $200 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man being treated for schizophrenia who was shot 23 times by police in West Virginia, drawing criticism from the local chapter of a national civil rights group. U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh of the Northern District of West Virginia ruled that the use of deadly force by five ...
21, Oct 2014 - WV Supreme Court Hears Randolph County Judge's Affair Case
Judge Jaymie Wilfong appealed the decision by the State Judicial Hearing Board before the West Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to suspend her for 3 years and fined $200,000 for her extra-martial affair with Travis Carter, former director of the North Central Community Corrections program.
21, Oct 2014 - Wood, WV Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Robert Timothy Hogan of Coolville, Ohio, wrote more than 160 illegal prescriptions for more than 17,000 pills between January 2013 and February 2014. Hogan pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in ...
20, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV Detroit man sentenced on conspiracy to distribute heroin in Huntington, West Virginia
Steven Edward Lewis also known as “Rico”, 27, of Detroit was sentenced to five years in a federal courtroom for his role in the distribution of heroin.  
20, Oct 2014 - Mcdowell, WV W.Va. dad sentenced for not paying child support
A West Virginia man will spend more than four years in prison for failing to pay more than $87,000 in back child support.
20, Oct 2014 - Judges to consider Clarksburg official's removal
The Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A three-judge panel will consider a petition seeking Clarksburg City Councilman Samuel "Zeke" Lopez's removal from office. The petition was filed by three other council members. It cites Lopez's conviction on a domestic assault charge. The West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday appointed Raleigh County Circuit Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick III, McDowell County ...
20, Oct 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother
A federal court jury on Friday convicted a West Virginia man and his wife of stealing nearly $400,000 in PPG stock from his 90-year-old mother to buy a North Carolina beach house.
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