by Ron Gregory
WILLIAMSON — A well-known Mingo County attorney has been selected as a new member of the State Bar’s Board of Governors.
Among those named in an April 3 announcement from the bar is Teresa McCune. The new board member was a candidate for Circuit Judge of the 30th Division in 2016, losing to incumbent Miki Thompson. McCune placed ahead of current Williamson Mayor Robert Carlton in the three-candidate judge race.
Judges are elected on a non-partisan basis in West Virginia.
The Bar announced that former legislator Meshea L. Poore is the group’s new President. Poore is a Charleston attorney who represented Kanawha County in the state legislature. Frederick M. Dean Rohrig is the new President-elect. He is from Middlebourne. Ann L. Haight of Charleston is the new Vice President.
In addition to McCune, new members of the Board include Benjamin M. Mishoe of Madison; Robert Bastress, III, Jill McIntyre, Rory Perry, II and James Carson Stebbins of Charleston; James M. Brown of Beckley and Jerad K. Horne of Bluefield.
Newly-elected officers of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are Shannon P. Smith, Chairperson of Morgantown; Linnsay Amores, Vice-Chairperson of Charleston; and Nicole Cofer, Secretary of Charleson.
Members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are William C. Duty of Williamson; Shana Lynn O’Briant Thompson of Logan; Ashton L. Bias and Lori Counts-Smith of Charleston; Matthew Alan Bradford of Beckley; and W. Blake Belcher of Bluefield.