- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed the Mineral County prosecuting attorney to a circuit court judgeship.

The governor announced James W. Courrier Jr.’s appointment Tuesday. Courrier succeeds Judge Philip Jordan in the 21st Circuit, which covers Grant, Mineral and Tucker counties.

Courrier began his career in private practice in 1994 after graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law. He served 11 years as assistant prosecuting attorney before becoming chief prosecutor seven years ago.

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