Governor Beshear make four appointments to Judiciary. Charles W. Hardin, Ira D. Newman, George W. Davis, & Robert Costanzo as Judges

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today (July 24, 2009)  announced the following judicial appointments.

  • The Honorable Charles William Hardin, of Richmond, has been appointed District Judge of the 25th Judicial District, Division 1, consisting of Clark and Madison counties. Hardin most recently practiced general law with Marc Robbins Law Office in Richmond. He received his Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. The appointment replaces the Honorable William G. Clouse, who was elected Circuit Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, consisting of Clark and Madison counties.
     
  • The Honorable Ira Dean Newman, of Berea, has been appointed Circuit Judge for the 25th Judicial Circuit Family Court, Division 3, consisting of Clark and Madison counties. Newman previously practiced with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Berea College. The appointment replaces the Honorable Jean C. Logue, who was elected Circuit Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit, Division 2, consisting of Clark and Madison counties.
     
  • The Honorable George W. Davis III, of Ashland, has been appointed Circuit Judge for the 32nd Judicial Circuit, Division 1, consisting of Boyd County. Davis most recently served as District Judge for the 32nd Judicial District, Division 1. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. The appointment replaces the Honorable Marc Rosen, who has resigned.
     
  • The Honorable Robert V. Costanzo, of Pineville, has been appointed Circuit Judge for the 44th Judicial Circuit, consisting of Bell County. Costanzo most recently practiced law with the Administrative Office of the Courts.  He received a Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University. The appointment replaces the Honorable James L. Bowling Jr., who has resigned.

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