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Judge Bridget Cohee

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Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties)

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Judge Bridget Cohee is currently serving the 23rd Judicial Circuit in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. In January 2025, Jefferson County will be its own circuit. Judge Cohee was elected in May 2016. She presides over civil, felony, abuse and neglect, and juvenile cases. In addition to her service on the bench in those matters, Judge Cohee serves on the Judicial Investigation Commission, the Court Improvement Project, Juvenile Drug Court, and she is a member of the Executive Committee for the Judicial Association.

Prior to her election, Judge Cohee practiced law as a civil defense attorney for 16 years and was the managing member of the Martinsburg office of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC. She also accepted court-appointed cases representing children as their guardian ad litem in abuse and neglect cases.

Judge Cohee has served on the West Virginia University College of Law Visiting Committee, the Shepherd University Board of Governors, and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Board of Directors.

Judge Cohee earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mt. St. Mary’s University, her masters of science in education/counseling from the University of Kentucky, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She was admitted to practice in West Virginia, Maryland, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Cohee lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with her husband of 33 years, Gerard Nevin, with whom she has one adult daughter.