CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Patrick N. Wilson as Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court serving Marion County.
Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Circuit Court Judge Michael John Aloi.
"Patrick's years of experience as a county prosecutor and his commitment to his community make him an outstanding choice for the 16th Circuit," Tomblin said. "I'm confident his expertise will serve the people of Marion County well, and I appreciate his willingness to serve in this new role."
A graduate of Fairmont State College and the West Virginia University College of Law, Wilson began his career as an associate with Manchin, Aloi and Carrick in Fairmont in 1985. Shortly after, he began serving in the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor.
He also worked as a part-time professor at Fairmont State College, where he taught courses in criminal law/procedure, legal ethics/communication, adjudication and argumentation and debate. In 1991, he served as partner at Wilson, Fucillo and Shields, LLC, where he worked until 2004. One year later, he was elected county prosecutor and has served in that role for more than 10 years.
"I truly appreciate the governor's faith in me and I'm honored to be appointed," Wilson said. "I grew up in Marion County, and I'm eager to continue serving the people of my home county."