Gov. Justice appoints McLaughlin as judge for 23rd Judicial Circuit serving Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs, WV to the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. McLaughlin fills the seat vacated by Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, following his retirement.
McLaughlin has previous experience in this role, as she served as a judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit from 2017-2018. In the time since, she has served as the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jefferson County.
McLaughlin has practiced law in West Virginia since 1999. She served as the Prosecuting Attorney in Morgan County from 2002-2017. 

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