CHARLESTON -- Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Glen Stotler as Family Court Judge to fill the judicial vacancy in the Twenty-Third Family Court Circuit (Morgan, Hampshire and Mineral Counties). The appointment is effective immediately.

"Glen Stotler is an ideal candidate for Family Court Judge," Tomblin said. "His many years of involvement in the Berkeley Spring community and knowledge of family law is a reflection of an individual in which the citizens of the eastern panhandle can place their confidence."

Stotler has practiced law in Berkeley Springs primarily in the areas of family law and real estate law for 20 years. From 1985 until 2008, he served as a Morgan County Commissioner. Prior to serving on the County Commission, he served as a member of the Morgan County Board of Education and the Town of Bath Council. He also served on the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.

He was appointed to and served on the United States Architectural and Barriers Compliance Board by President Ronald Reagan and reappointed by President George H.W. Bush. He is a former Chairman and member of the Region 9 Planning and Development Council.

In 2010, he was selected as the West Virginia Bankers Title Attorney of the Year.

Stotler is currently a member of the Eastern Panhandle Community Foundation as well as a member of the Physically Challenged Advisory Board to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

Stotler is a 1989 graduate of West Virginia University College of Law and a lifelong resident of Berkeley Springs with his wife, Kate.

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