CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Fri., July 10, the appointment of William Douglas Witten as Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit serving Logan County. Witten will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Roger L. Perry, who retired on June 30.
“Judge Perry’s professionalism is well respected in the 7th Judicial Circuit,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I’m confident Doug’s long history of legal experience will serve him well in this new role as circuit judge.”
A graduate of West Virginia University and West Virginia University College of Law, Witten began his legal career in 1969. He served as the assistant prosecuting attorney of Logan County and as a partner in Damron, Parks & Witten from 1970-1975. In 1976, Witten established Avis & Witten, later Avis, Witten & Wandling. He is active in the local Boy Scouts of America chapter and is the past campaign chairman and president of the Logan County United Fund.
“I appreciate the confidence Governor Tomblin has shown in me and I will endeavor to do a good job for the people of Logan County,” Judge Witten said.
Tomblin also announced the appointment of Jason A. Cuomo as Circuit Court Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit, and David Camilletti as Family Court Judge for the 24th Family Court Circuit. Cuomo will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Martin J. Gaughan. Camilletti will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Family Court Judge Bill Wertman Jr.