- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston lawyer Joanna Tabit has been appointed to fill a vacant judgeship in Kanawha County.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tabit’s appointment as Kanawha County Circuit Court judge on Thursday in a news release. Tabit replaces Paul Zakaib, who retired after serving as a Kanawha County circuit judge for nearly 30 years.

Tabit has been a member of the Steptoe & Johnson law firm. She previously served as an assistant attorney general and also worked as an adjunct professor at the West Virginia University College of Law.



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