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Joseph Robert Goodwin

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Summary

Born 1942 in Ripley, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 28, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert J. Staker. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received commission on May 10, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2007-2012.

Education:
West Virginia University, B.S., 1965
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1965-1967
City attorney, Ripley, West Virginia, 1971-1972
Judge, Ripley [West Virginia] Municipal Court, 1972-1973
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1970-1995

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
- Current
Served as chief judge, 2007-2012.
Private practice
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Charleston, West Virginia
Municipal judge
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City of Ripley, West Virginia
City attorney
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City of Ripley, West Virginia
U.S. Army
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JAG Corps
Education
West Virginia University College of Law
J.D.
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West Virginia University
B.S.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 2546
CHARLESTON, WV 25329-2546
7009 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse
300 Virginia Street East
CHARLESTON, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 347-3192