LOGAN Governor Jim Justice appointed a new judge to finish the unexpired term of retired Judge Eric O’Briant in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Logan County. Justice appointed Kelly Gilmore Codispoti as the new judge in Logan County Wednesday.
“I am honored and humbled to have been appointed to this incredibly important position by Governor Justice,” Gilmore Codispoti said in a statement released by the governor’s office. “I am very excited to continue to serve the people of Logan County and the State of West Virginia as a Circuit Judge.” Gilmore Codispoti was born and raised in Logan County and has practiced law in West Virginia for more than forty years. She graduated in 1980 from the Ohio Northern University College of Law and in 1977 from West Virginia University.
Gilmore Codispoti has been a Family Court Judge in Logan County for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals since the inception of Family Court 2001, a position she currently holds, making her the first Family Court Judge in Logan County. Moreover, she will be the first female Circuit Court Judge in Logan County once she takes the oath of office. She has also served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Logan County, Public Defender for Logan County, Child Support Enforcement Attorney for Logan and Mingo counties under DHHR, and as a private practice attorney in Logan. She resides with her family in Logan.