Former resident, Judge Patricia Keller to give presentation

Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) will celebrate Women’s History Month with a special program on Monday, March 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the Davis Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Honorable Patricia A. Keller will give a presentation on dealing with juvenile offenders, frequency of substance abuse and sentencing alternatives.

The Honorable Patricia A. Keller
The Honorable Patricia A. Keller

Judge Keller is a Family Court Judge in the Sixth Family Court Circuit in Cabell County, W.Va. where she presides over domestic relations hearings, including divorce, child custody, visitation, domestic violence and support, as well as modification and contempt matters.

In addition to her family court duties, Judge Keller presides over both the juvenile and adult drug courts in the Sixth Judicial Circuit and helped re-establish the Juvenile Drug Court in 2007, which has served as a model program for West Virginia. In 2009, Judge Keller implemented an adult drug court as well.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College, her doctor of jurisprudence from the WVU College of Law and in 2001 was appointed as a family judge by former Governor Bob Wise. As an attorney, Judge Keller argued several cases in front of the West Virginia Supreme Court; she also teaches part-time in the WVU online legal studies master’s program.

For more information regarding the event, contact Diana Grady at 304-788-6842.