Justice appoints first female Circuit Court judge in Logan County

LOGAN, W.Va. — The first female circuit court judge for Logan County has been appointed.

Governor Jim Justice has appointed Kelly Gilmore Codispoti to the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Logan County. She is replacing the seat of Eric H. O’Briant who gave it up by retirement.

Kelly Gilmore Codispoti

Codispoti has spent most of her years as a family court judge in Logan County for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. She was the first Family Court Judge in the county.

“I am honored and humbled to have been appointed to this incredibly important position by Governor Justice,” Codispoti said in the Gov. release. ” I am very excited to continue to serve the people of Logan County and the State of West Virginia as Circuit Judge.”

VIEW: Appointment letter

After graduating from the Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1980 and West Virginia University in 1977, she spent 41 years practicing law in West Virginia.

She also has served as a Public Defender and an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Logan County, as well as Child Support Enforcement Attorney for both Logan and Mingo counties.

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