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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04, Dec 2014 - Judge to hear Citynet/Frontier dispute in January
By Eric Eyre Internet provider Citynet will have a chance to prove its allegations that Frontier Communications is stifling competition in West Virginia during a Jan. 27 hearing before an administrative law judge. The state Public Service Commission scheduled the hearing after deciding last month that Citynet's complaints against Frontier didn't warrant a prolonged general investigation. In a ...
17, Nov 2014 - Summers, WV W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina. A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann Summers, 52, of Proctor, guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. The jury issued its verdict ...
12, Oct 2014 - Possible witnesses named in Plants case
By Kate White A statement made by a woman who says Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants hit her while they were students at West Virginia University could be brought up during a hearing next week. Three judges will hear Kanawha commissioners' petition to have Plants removed next week. Emily Fitchpatrick was named as a possible witness on a list filed by the commission's attorney this ...
12, Oct 2014 - Leon, WV Airport Authority to take jurisdictional issue to court; Lechliter walks out
WILEY FORD - After refusing to approve Dr. Richard Lechliter's motion that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority abide by West Virginia Open Meetings laws - which prompted Lechliter to pick up his papers and walk out of the meeting - the PHAA voted 5-1 Thursday to take the ongoing question of which state law the board should be following to the federal court system.
12, Oct 2014 - Man recaptured after escaping from constable in Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO (WPMT) – A man who escaped from a constable in Waynesboro on Sept. 29 is back in police custody, authorities said. Jeffery William Moore Jr., 30, of Waynesboro was arrested Sunday in Martinsburg, West Virginia. According to police, Moore was being transported to Franklin County Prison last month when he escaped from a state […]
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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will no longer fight a court challenge to West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.
12, Oct 2014 - Beckley woman is sentenced to one year in prison for selling heroin
BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Teruko Miller, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced today to one year in federal prison for distribution of heroin...
12, Oct 2014 - US judge lifts hold on W.Va. gay marriage suit
A federal judge has lifted his hold on a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.
11, Oct 2014 - Kanawha, WV Ex W.Va. Judge's Public Pension Questioned
The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Thursday asked a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension due to his felony conviction.
11, Oct 2014 - Fayette, WV Former Fayette Co. Sheriff's Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison
Cheryl Gray is a former employee of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department where her duties included the collection of application fees for concealed weapons permits, and creating and submitting a list of permits issued by Fayette County to the West Virginia State Police.
11, Oct 2014 - Charleston, WV More same-sex marriage licenses issued Friday
MORGANTOWN -- More same-sex couples arrived at West Virginia courthouses Friday to apply for marriage licenses.
11, Oct 2014 - West Virginia regulators send Citynet-Frontier dispute to administrative law judge
The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has essentially washed its hands of an ongoing dispute between Frontier Communications and Citynet. The PSC sent the case to an administrative law judge, who is expected to deliver an opinion by April 3, 2015.
11, Oct 2014 - Berkeley, WV WV Regional Jail system to demonstrate "zero tolerance" for rapes and assaults behind bar
West Virginia's regional jail system will use a $410,522 matching grant from the U.S. Dept. of Justice to train staff, educate inmates and provide victims' services to combat sexual abuse and sexual assault behind bars.
11, Oct 2014 - Charleston, WV First same-sex marriage license issued in West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – More same-sex couples arrived at West Virginia courthouses Friday to apply for marriage licenses.
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage still on hold in W.Va.
By Erin Beck Staff writer Same-sex couples can't apply for marriage licenses yet in West Virginia, but advocates believe a ruling in their favor is coming, after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand an appeals court's determination that a similar ban in Virginia is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers has twice delayed action on the lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same ...
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