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Media Advisory: Governor appoints Zak as Family Court Circuit Judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 12, 2014) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of R. Joseph Zak as Family Court Judge for the 11th Family Court Judicial Circuit serving Kanawha County.
“Judge Kelly’s leadership and professionalism is well respected in the 11th Family Court Circuit,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I believe Joe’s extensive professional background will serve the people of Kanawha County well in his new role as family court judge.”
Zak is a graduate of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University College of Law and has served as a former Special Assistant Attorney General, Special Commissioner Circuit Court of Kanawha County, member of the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and hearing examiner for the West Virginia Board of Regents. He is currently an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers fellow and serves as hearing examiner for the West Virginia Board of Medicine. He was named 2014 West Virginia Lawyer of the Year in Family Law and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America, Who’s Who in American Law and America’s Leading Lawyers. 

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