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Circuit Court

McDowell County comprises the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The county seat is Welch.


McDowell

Judge Edward J. Kornish  
McDowell County Courthouse  
P.O. Box 310  
Court and Wyoming Streets  
Welch, WV 24801  
304-436-8531  
Fax 304-436-3340

Judge Rudolph J. Murensky, II  
McDowell County Courthouse  
P.O. Box 768  
Court and Wyoming Streets  
Welch, WV 24801  
304-436-8512  
Fax 304-436-8574

Francine Spencer, Clerk  
90 Wyoming Street, Suite 201  
Welch, WV 24801   
304-436-8535  
Fax: 304-436-6994


 

Family Court

McDowell County is part of the Twelfth Family Court Circuit, which also includes Mercer County.


Mercer McDowell

Judge Anthony Bisaha  
120 Scott Street  
Princeton, WV 24740  
304-487-8423  
Fax 304-431-2642  
304-436-6943 (McDowell County)  
Fax: 304-436-2817

Judge Lisa K. Clark  
120 Scott Street  
Princeton, WV 24740  
304-487-8423  
Fax 304-431-2642  
304-436-6943 (McDowell County)  
Fax: 304-436-2642

Judge Angela Alexander Walters 
120 Scott Street  
Princeton, WV 24740  
304-487-8423  
Fax 304-431-2642  
304-436-6943 (McDowell County)  
Fax: 304-436-2642


 

Magistrate Court


Magistrate Daniel W. Mitchell  
(address same as Magistrate Clerk)  
304-436-8591

Magistrate Mark Shelton 
(address same as Magistrate Clerk)  
304-436-8594

Magistrate Richard VanDyke  
(address same as Magistrate Clerk)  
304-436-8590

Magistrates' Fax: 304-436-6798

Andrea Fowler, Clerk  
105 Wyoming Street  
Welch, WV 24801  
304-436-8587  
Fax: 304-436-8575


 

Probation


, Chief  

Probation Office  
McDowell County  
P.O. Box 1652  
119 Wyoming Street  
Welch, WV 24801  
304-436-8510  
Fax: 304-436-3476