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Judge Robert A. Burnside, Jr. 

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Tenth Judicial Circuit (Raleigh County)

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Judge Burnside is a native of Kincaid, Fayette County. He has a 1970 degree from Concord College (now Concord University) and a 1977 degree from West Virginia University College of Law. He practiced law at the firm File Payne Scherer & Brown in Beckley from 1977 to 1988.

He was elected to the Tenth Judicial Circuit (Raleigh County) in 1988 to fill an unexpired term. He was re-elected in 1992, 2000, 2008, and 2016. He is a member of the West Virginia Judicial Association.

Judge Burnside is a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, where he is choir director and a past vestry member. He is director of New River Jazz.

He has four children and six grandchildren.