Tomblin appoints Cromley as family court judge

Staff Report


CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this week announced the appointment of Bryan Cromley to West Virginia’s 5th Family Circuit Court, Division 2, after the resignation of the Honorable Rebecca Cornett.

Cromley, who was elected to this position for the next term, will fill the vacancy through the end of the year before beginning his elected term on Jan. 1, 2017.

“I appreciate Bryan’s willingness to serve during this important time,” Gov. Tomblin said. “His commitment to his community and to the law is evident. I am confident he will serve with fairness and dedication.”

Cromley received his undergraduate degree in economics from West Virginia University prior to receiving his Juris Doctor from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich,. He began his career as an extern, then law clerk, for the Hon. David W. Nibert of West Virginia’s 5th Judicial Circuit Court. Cromley then opened his own practice and spent time with the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as an assistant prosecutor.

“I’m deeply honored Gov. Tomblin appointed me. I look forward to serving the people of Jackson, Mason and Wirt counties,” Cromley said. “I will strive to provide a fair and impartial court.”

Throughout his career, Cromley’s experience has included domestic relations, criminal offenses, juvenile abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency and mental hygiene practice.

Cromley resides in Point Pleasant with wife, Jennifer, and their children. He is the son of Ed and Diana Cromley of Point Pleasant.

Article submitted by Gov. Tomblin’s office.


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