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Judge David J. Sims

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First Judicial Circuit (Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio Counties)

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Judge Sims was born in Wheeling in 1961 and graduated from The Linsly School in 1979. He has a 1983 degree in history from Georgetown University and a 1987 law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.

He was an Ohio County Commissioner from 1995 to 2012 and the owner of Sims Law Offices in Wheeling from 1987 to 2012, where he focused on real estate and litigation, before being appointed to the bench in the First Judicial Circuit (Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio Counties) by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in 2012. He ran and won the seat in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016.

He is a member of the West Virginia Judicial Association.

Judge Sims and his wife, Lisa, have two children.