JVAC releases names of applicants seeking to fill seat on Intermediate Court of Appeals


CHARLESTON, WV – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission (JVAC) has released the names of the applicants seeking to fill a seat on the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals created by the resignation of Donald A. Nickerson Jr.

The Governor will appoint one judge for a term of six-and-one-half years, concluding on Dec. 31, 2028.

The following individuals have applied:
  • Mark Browning
  • Nicole Cofer
  • Jim Douglas
  • Robert Frank
  • Jace Goins
  • Edward Ryan Kennedy
  • Chanin Krivonyak  
  • Charles Lorensen
  • Parween Sultany Mascari
  • Elgine McArdle
  • James J. Rowe
  • Mychal Sommer Schulz
  • Debra Scudiere
  • Martin Sheehan
  • Mark Sorsaia
  • Darren Tallman
  • Harry Taylor
  • Gregory Tucker
  • Charles Webb
Interviews will be conducted by the JVAC later this week.​

The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals was created by the passage of SB 275 during the 2021 Legislative Session codified at WV Code §51-11-1 et seq.

Intermediate Court of Appeals judges will assume their duties by July 1, 2022.
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