CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Julie A. Pence, of Charleston, WV, to the Eleventh Family Court Circuit, which serves Kanawha County. Pence is set to fill the seat that was vacated by Judge Kenneth D. Ballard upon his appointment as a judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit on April 26, 2021.
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Pence has been a licensed attorney in West Virginia since 2002, most recently as a Senior Attorney at Hardy Pence, PLLC in Charleston. Pence graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law where she served as the Class of 2002 Vice President. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marshall University.
“Thank you very much to Governor Justice for this opportunity to serve the citizens of Kanawha County,” Pence said. “I look forward to taking on this endeavor and hope to make a positive impact for all families.”
Pence's husband, Christopher Pence, is an attorney at Hardy Pence, PLLC. They reside in South Charleston with their two daughters.