The Perfect Fit for the 23rd Judicial Circuit
With an 18 year history of serving Morgan County as Prosecuting Attorney, Debra hopes that she will be able to serve another 18 years in her current role as 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge.
• 23 Years of Experience
• Proven History of Ethical & Fair Prosecution
• An Unyielding Work Ethic
• Commitment to Family & Community
• Diverse Law Background
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LATEST NEWS & TESTIMONIALS
March 8, 2018
From Morgan County USA: McLaughlin said that the vast majority of time a judge spends…
February 9, 2018
My Dad was a senior and my Mom a freshman when they met at St….
February 5, 2018
The epidemic levels of opiate overdoses, deaths and the use of Naloxone (Narcan®) has caught…
January 12, 2018
Most people know that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a visible…
January 10, 2018
Today I filed the “Candidate’s Certificate of Announcement” with the WV Secretary of State. This…
December 28, 2017
As a former elected Prosecutor, for fifteen years I represented all the citizens in my…
Debra is a talented lawyer, a hard worker, and a proven public servant.
I have known Debra for almost 20 years. She started practicing law in Berkeley Springs in 1999, and in short order, she was working as the assistant prosecuting attorney here.
Following the death of David Savasten, Debra became the prosecuting attorney for Morgan County and was then elected to full, four-year terms in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
She is ethical, works hard, is smart and is fair.Senator Charles S. Trump IV
As an Investigator for the Crimes Against Children Unit for the West Virginia State Police for the last 7 years, I have worked with Debra multiple times.
AS team members of the Morgan County Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT), Debra and I have discussed all aspects of criminal investigation where she clearly demonstrates her ability to reason regarding facts of cases and application of fair law.
In addition to implementing a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) within the Morgan County Prosecutor's office, Debra has also brought Teen Court to Morgan County. This endeavor by Debra has shown her willingness to have a structured system in place that allows teens the opportunity to have the necessary resources and materials available in order to avoid recidivism.Corporal F.H. Edwards
John Yoder was a great man and a good judge. Debra McLaughlin will be more than able to fill his shoes. James T. Kratovil, Attorney at Law