A new family court judge has been been sworn in Logan County.
On Oct. 8, the Logan Banner reported Chris Workman had been appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the fill a vacancy on the bench created the resignation of former family court judge Jason D. Harwood.
A press release concerning Workman’s appointment quoted Tomblin saying, “Chris’ background and commitment to his local community make him an outstanding choice for the 9th Family Court Circuit. I appreciate his willingness to continue serving his community and our state in this new capacity.”
On Oct. 30, the Honorable Logan County Family Court Judge Chris Workman was sworn in at the Logan County Courthouse.
In an interview with the Logan Banner, Workman noted, “It was a very humbling experience to have the governor say that he had that much confidence in me that he thought I would be a good judge for the county. I hope that I can do a really good job for the people of Logan County.”
Workman is a Logan County native who graduated from Chapmanville High School in 1994.
For his undergraduate degree, Workman attended Centre College in Danville, Ky., and Workman attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh.
Throughout his career, Workman has been a clerk in the sixth circuit for Judge O’Hanlon in Cabell County and briefly served as legal council for the Joint Committee on Government and Finance in the West Virginia Legislature.
Workman also worked as a civil litigation attorney for a Charleston law firm for several years.
For the last four years, Workman has acted as clerk to Logan County Circuit Court Judge Eric O’Briant.
“I hope to keep things very organized and moving quickly so everyone who comes before me can move on with their lives. That’s the thing with family court — it’s something they want to get past. I hope we can keep things moving along and achieve that goal,” added Workman.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]