Robin Davis

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Robin Davis
Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Assumed office
December 16, 1996
Preceded by Franklin Cleckley
Personal details
Born (1956-04-06) April 6, 1956 (age 60)
Boone County, West Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s) Scott Segal
Alma mater West Virginia Wesleyan College
West Virginia University

Robin Jean Davis (born April 6, 1956[1]) is an American jurist serving as the most senior 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]


From 1982 until 1996, Davis practiced law in West Virginia, concentrating on employee benefits and domestic relations.[1] In 1996 she was elected to fill an unexpired term, and was re-elected to a full twelve-year term in 2000 and 2012; becoming the first woman re-elected to statewide office in West Virginia.[1] Davis served one year terms as Chief Justice in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014. Davis is currently the senior justice on the court.[1]

Media attention[edit]

Davis is featured in Laurence Leamer's 2013 non-fiction book, The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption in Coal Country.[2] In December 2014, ABC News reported on controversies 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 then-Chief Justice.[3]

Private life[edit]

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


Legal offices
Preceded by
Franklin Cleckley
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia