CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Shawn David Nines of Thornton, W.Va. as a new judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit. The position serves Barbour and Taylor counties.
Nines earned both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University and is a graduate of the University of Akron Law School.
Since 2007 he has operated his own private law practice in Grafton. He has served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in both Taylor and Barbour counties, City Attorney for Grafton, a lawyer for Huddleston Bolen LLP, and was a law clerk for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Nines also serves as the assistant football and strength training coach at Grafton High School.
He and his wife Donetta reside in Thornton with their four-year-old twins.