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Use the above links to navigate through the various political and judicial districts that exist in West Virginia.  These dedicated pages contain maps, numbers of represetnatives/judges for each district, the counties/areas that exist within each district, and the WV laws that guide district administration.

West Virginia Family Court Circuits Map and Description

Unlike districts in the legislative branch, judicial branch positions are not so strongly limited by equal representation requirements. Therefore, the Legislature has developed judicial alignments which take into account the case loads of the courts as well as population and geographical area in order to fairly distribute court services. Family Court circuits were created by the Legislature in 2001 to provide for the family courts required by the 2000 Constitution Amendment adopted by the voters - the Unified Family Court Amendment. House Bill No. 3106 effective June 7, 2007, realigned certain Family Court circuits and added ten judges to the state’s Family Court system. In total forty-five Family Court judges currently serve as elected officials in 27 family court circuits.

West Virginia Code §51-2A-3

Click here to go to the WV Judiciary Family Court webpage:

  • Judicial workloads
  • Court contact information
  • Rules and proceedings

 

Below is a list of the Family Court circuits, their number of Family Judges, and the counties within each.

District # of Family Judges County Areas
1 2 Brooke, Hancock, Ohio
2 1 Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler
3 2 Pleasants, Wood
4 1 Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie
5 2 Mason, Jackson, Wirt
6 2 Cabell
7 1 Wayne
8 1 Mingo
9 2 Logan
10 2 Lincoln, Boone
11 5 Kanawha
12 3 McDowell, Mercer
13 3 Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming
14 1 Fayette
15 1 Greenbrier, Monroe
16 1 Clay, Nicholas
17 1 Braxton, Lewis, Upshur
18 2 Harrison, Doddridge
19 1 Marion
20 2 Monongalia, Preston
21 1 Barbour, Taylor
22 1 Tucker, Randolph
23 1 Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan
24 3 Berkeley, Jefferson
25 1 Hardy, Pendleton, Grant
26 1 Putnam
27 1 Webster, Pocahontas