West Virginia Judiciary

Justice Tim Armstead

Justice Tim ArmsteadJustice Tim Armstead was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia by Governor Jim Justice to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Justice Menis Ketchum. He took office September 25, 2018. He will serve until the November 6 general election, in which he is a candidate to retain the seat until the end of the term on December 31, 2020.

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.

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