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Romney attorney Charlie Carl was chosen today by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as to fill the open judgeship of the 22nd Circuit serving Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton counties.
Carl fills the vacancy created when Tomblin appointed then-Judge Donald H. Cookman to serve as state senator for the 15th District. That position had come open when then-state Sen. Walt Helmick was sworn in as state agriculture commissioner in mid-January.
“Charlie has a wealth of legal experience as a result of his years working and managing the small Romney firm his grandfather started many years ago,” Tomblin said.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Capital University Law School, Carl has served as general counsel for The Bank of Romney and is a former director of The Potomac Center, the non-profit mental health residential facility in Romney. Carl is a member of the Romney Rotary Club, president of the South Branch Valley Bar, and a director of the Bank of Romney. He has also served the community as a youth basketball coach.
Carl is married to Lisa Heishman Carl. The couple has three children and resides in Romney.