CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Christopher R. Workman as Family Court Judge for the 9th Family Court Circuit serving Logan County.
Workman will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Family Court Judge Jason D. Harwood.
“Chris’s background and commitment to his local community make him an outstanding choice for the 9th Family Court Circuit,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I appreciate his willingness to continue serving his community and our state in this new capacity.”
A graduate of Centre College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Workman began his career as a law clerk for the 6th Judicial Circuit. Following, he served on the Joint Committee on Government and Finance in the West Virginia Legislature.
In 2005, he entered private practice and worked as an associate attorney for Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP for six years.
For the past four years, Workman has served as a law clerk for the 7th Judicial Circuit, where he was an active participant on the local Drug Court Treatment Team.
“I’m very happy to be chosen for this appointment,” Workman said. “I appreciate the governor’s confidence in me and will endeavor to do a good job for the people of Logan County.”
The appointment is effective immediately.