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Bridget Cohee announces candidacy for 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge

By Staff | May 15, 2015

Martinsburg attorney Bridget M. Cohee announced her candidacy today for the newly-added circuit judge position in the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. The Legislature added the new position due to recent growth in the Eastern Panhandle.

“Bridget knows and understands the necessity for absolute impartiality and even-handedness. Her experience in the courtroom and as a mediator make her well qualified to make the tough decisions needed in the Eastern Panhandle,” said Lucien Lewin, a Martinsburg colleague.

“I truly believe that Bridget will make a great judge,” said John Skinner, a Charles Town colleague. “That’s why I am so excited to be co-chair of the Committee to Elect Bridget Cohee.”

Brian Romine, CPA will be the Treasurer of the Committee to Elect Bridget Cohee.

Cohee, a registered independent, brings more than 15 years of courtroom experience to the race. Additionally, she brings strong managerial experience as the Managing Member of the Martinsburg office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, a multi-state law firm. She currently serves on the WVU School of Law Visiting Committee, the Shepherd University Board of Governors and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Board of Directors. She is admitted to the bars of West Virginia, Maryland and in the United States Supreme Court. Cohee also volunteers with the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood.

“I was approached by many of my colleagues to run for the new judgeship. I have always believed that public service is the highest calling and I am humbled to ask the voters for the privilege,” said Cohee, who lives in Martinsburg with her husband, Gerard Nevin, a science teacher at Northern Middle School in Hagerstown and her daughter, Maggie Nevin, a sophomore at Shepherd University.

For more information, contact Bridget Cohee at 304-262-3538 or bridget.cohee@steptoe-johnson.com