Member of the 1976 graduating class of Bridgeport High School and a local attorney with three decades of service, Pete Conley will be sworn in Thursday as Harrison County Family Court Judge.
“I’m excited, a little apprehensive and a little nostalgic about closing a 33-year practice,” said Conley, who will take his vows as one of the county’s newest elected officials at the Harrison County Courthouse in downtown Clarksburg.
Through the years, Conley’s work has included a diverse mix of law, including family law and related abuse and neglect work, as well as real estate, business, bankruptcy, civil suits and criminal law.
It’s unusual for a legal practice to encompass such a diverse mix, but having such an overall general knowledge of the law has equipped him well for the job at hand.
The reason he sought to serve as family court judge is pretty simple.
“I think it was an opportunity to help people in a different way and put all those years of experience to good use,” he said. “I sort of felt in a way that it was a calling. I started feeling it strongly when I was serving as mediator in family court cases.”
Serving as family court judge will place Conley in a unique position.
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