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Judge Laura V. Faircloth

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

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Judge Faircloth is a native of Berkeley County. She has a 1981 bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Shepherd College and a 1984 law degree from West Virginia University.

She was elected to a new seat in the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties) in May 2016. Her term began January 1, 2017.

At the time of her election she led the six-person Law Offices of Laura Faircloth in Martinsburg. Previously, she was a partner in a multi-state law firm of Preiser, Tabor, Lindsey & Cotelli; an associate with Askin, Pill, Scales & Burke, Martin and Seibert, and Lewis, Ciccarello, Masinter & Friedberg.

She has been board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1989 in the field of civil trial work, including pretrial practice. She has provided pro bono legal services to Berkeley County Volunteer Fire Departments, the Berkeley County Historical Society, and the Berkeley County Farm Bureau.

Judge Faircloth is a past president of the Berkeley County Bar (1990-91) and a former member of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Section of the West Virginia State Bar (1988-91). She served on the Berkeley County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs (1991-92) and as president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1996).

Judge Faircloth is a lifetime member of the Berkeley County Historical Society, Girl Scouts of America, and the National Rifle Association. She is also a supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network.

She lives in Martinsburg and has two children.