Robin Davis

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Robin Davis
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 5, 1996
Appointed by Gaston Caperton
Preceded by Franklin Cleckley
Personal details
Born (1956-04-06) April 6, 1956 (age 58)
Boone, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater West Virginia Wesleyan College
West Virginia University, Morgantown

Robin Jean Davis (born April 6, 1956[1]) is an American jurist serving as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Early life[edit]

Davis was born in Boone County, West Virginia. She received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1978, and master’s and law degrees from West Virginia University in 1982.[1]

Career[edit]

From 1982 until 1996, Davis practiced law in West Virginia, concentrating on employee benefits and domestic relations.[1] In 1996, Davis was appointed by Governor Gaston Caperton to replace Justice Franklin Cleckley. In 1996, she was elected to fill the unexpired term and was re-elected to a full twelve-year term in 2000. Davis served one year terms as Chief Justice in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2010, is currently serving her sixth one year term as Chief Justice and is the senior justice on the court.[1]

Media attention[edit]

Davis is featured in Laurence Leamer's 2013 nonfiction book, The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption in Coal Country.[2] In December of 2014, ABC News reported on a controversy surrounding Robin Davis, her ties to attorney Michael Fuller, who helped her raise $37,000 for her campaign, and the sale of a Lear Jet by her husband Scott Segal. The investigation raises questions about conflicts of interest and ethical decisions made by the Chief Justice. [3]

Private life[edit]

Davis is married to Scott Segal. They have one son, Oliver.[1]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Franklin Cleckley
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
1996–present
Incumbent