West Virginia Chief Justice for 2024 named

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The next chief justice of West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals has been set.

Justice Tim Armstead will be the next chief justice, effective Jan. 1.

“I am honored that my colleagues have chosen me to be chief justice again,” said Justice
Armstead. “I thank Chief Justice Walker for the outstanding work she has done this year
in enhancing the Court’s outreach and accessibility, particularly through establishing the
West Virginia Judicial Learning Center. In the next year, I plan to continue her work in
making our court more open to our citizens. I also intend to focus on issues related to the
judiciary’s involvement in child abuse and neglect matters and the need to attract and
retain qualified guardians ad litem who represent our most vulnerable children.”

Armstead was previously the chief justice in 2020. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2018 and was re-elected in 2020 to a twelve-year term.

Justice William R. Wooten will be the acting chief justice, should Justice Armstead be disqualified from a case or unable to serve.

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