West Virginia Judiciary

Mass Litigation Panel Members and Staff

Panel Members - July 15, 2021 Appointment Order

The Honorable Alan D. Moats (Chair), Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2023)

The Honorable Derek C. Swope, Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2022)

The Honorable Joanna I. Tabit, Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2022)

The Honorable Christopher J. McCarthy, Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2023)

The Honorable Jay M. Hoke, Judge of the Twenty-Fifth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2024)

The Honorable Jack Alsop, Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2024)

The Honorable Gregory L. Howard Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Term expires June 30, 2024)

Staff

Counsel to the Mass Litigation Panel – provides legal counsel to the seven circuit court judges appointed to serve on the Mass Litigation Panel; supports all aspects of the Panel’s activities on both the trial and resolution side of Mass Litigation cases assigned to the Panel; liaison between the Panel and attorneys, circuit clerks, court personnel, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. 

Kimberley R. Fields, Esquire
(304) 340-3991
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Building 1, Room E-100
Charleston, WV 25305
kim.fields@courtswv.gov

Mass Litigation Paralegal – provides paralegal assistance and courtroom support in Mass Litigation cases assigned to the Panel; interfaces with court personnel, court reporters, and attorneys in support of the Panel’s activities; conducts Clerk Review in Mass Litigation cases subject to electronic filing and service; provides paralegal assistance in the Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation, including review of filings, trial preparation, and assisting with trials.

Debra K. Brogan
(304) 282-5734
debra.brogan@courtswv.gov