CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim
Justice has appointed Debra Scudiere of Morgantown, WV to the 17th
Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Monongalia County. Scudiere fills
the seat vacated by Judge Russell M. Clawges Jr., who retired in January.
A graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, Scudiere previously
served as President of the West Virginia State Bar and as President of
the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents.
Prior to her appointment, Scudiere worked as a member of the law firm of
Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC, practicing in the areas of litigation,
mediation, and arbitration. Scudiere also taught a class in Pre-Trial
Litigation at the WVU College of Law.
Scudiere’s husband, William, is a teacher at St. Francis Central Catholic
School in Morgantown. They have one daughter, Rachel.