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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 Judicial 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. Circuit judges, who have jurisdiction over general civil and criminal cases, are elected from 31 circuits, each consisting of one or more whole counties, and including from one to seven judges.

West Virginia Code §51-2-1

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

  • Judicial workloads
  • Court contact information
  • Rules and proceedings

 

Below is a list of the judicial circuits, their number of judges, and the counties within each.

District # of Judges County Areas
1 4 Brooke, Hancock, Ohio
2 2 Marshall, Tyler, Wetzel
3 1 Doddridge, Pleasants, Ritchie
4 3 Wood, Wirt
5 2 Calhoun, Jackson, Mason, Roane
6 4 Cabell
7 2 Logan
8 2 McDowell
9 3 Mercer
10 3 Raleigh
11 2 Greenbrier, Pocahontas
12 2 Fayette
13 7 Kanawha
14 2 Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Webster
15 3 Harrison
16 2 Marion
17 3 Monongalia
18 1 Preston
19 1 Barbour, Taylor
20 1 Randolph
21 2 Grant, Mineral, Tucker
22 2 Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton
23 5 Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan
24 2 Wayne
25 2 Lincoln, Boone
26 1 Lewis, Upshur
27 1 Wyoming
28 1 Nicholas
29 2 Putnam
30 1 Mingo
31 1 Monroe, Summers