CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim Justice has appointed Perri Jo DeChristopher, of Monongalia County, West Virginia, to the Seventeenth Judicial Court Circuit serving Monongalia County. She is set to fill the seat that will be vacated by Chief Judge Phillip D. Gaujot following his resignation effective at midnight, December 31, 2022.
DeChristopher has 28 years of Prosecuting Attorney experience in Harrison and Monongalia Counties. Most recently, serving two terms as Prosecuting Attorney in Monongalia County.
DeChrisopher graduated from West Virginia University in 1991 and from West Virginia University College of Law in 1994.
Outside the practice of law, DeChristopher is active in the community, serving on numerous boards and committees, including the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Diocese Pastoral Council, Mon Health Medical Center Board, Mon Metro Drug Task Force (Founding Member-Chairperson-Board of Directors), and the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Association (President 2018-2020), as well as many others.