West Virginia Judiciary

Justice Tim Armstead

Justice Tim ArmsteadJustice Tim Armstead was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and took office September 25, 2018. He was elected November 6, 2018, to retain the seat until the end of the term that ended December 31,2020, and was elected on June 9, 2020, to a 12-year term that began January 1, 2021.

Justice Armstead became Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2015 and was re-elected in 2017. Prior to serving as Speaker of the House, he had been Minority Leader since 2006 and a member of the House since 1998.

Justice Armstead began his public service career as a press intern for Governor Arch Moore. He later worked as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of Governor Cecil Underwood. He served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge David A. Faber.

He served on the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families during the administration of Governor Underwood and on the Board of the Elk River Community Council. He is a member of the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit. He also is a Knight of the Golden Horseshoe.

Justice Armstead is a graduate of the University of Charleston and West Virginia University College of Law. He lives in Elkview with his wife, Anna. They have one daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter.