Two area residents hired by WV Supreme Court

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON – Two Cabell County residents, an attorney and law enforcement agent, have been hired by the West Virginia Supreme Court in a move Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II said was part of the court’s continuing emphasis on efficiency and accountability.

Wayne County native and Barboursville resident Thomas R. Toler has accepted the position as the new chief information officer, while Huntington resident Sarah B. Massey will be the new associate administrative counsel.

Both began work Monday.

Toler had worked with the State Police since 2006, most recently working as the West Virginia State Police database and networks administrator. He oversaw all aspects of the State Police computer network. Since 2010 he had been the weapons IT administrator, in charge of security of criminal justice information for all law enforcement in West Virginia.

At his Supreme Court position, he will create an information technology security policy and oversee its implementation.

Massey previously worked for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, where she had been an assistant attorney general in the criminal appeals division since March 2017. Before that position, she worked at the Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough law firm in Huntington.

Massey has several externships with U.S. District Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin, Seventh Judicial Circuit (Monongalia County) Judge Phillip D. Gaujot and was a research assistant to West Virginia University Associate Dean Anne Lofaso.

She graduated with an English degree from West Virginia University in 2009 and obtained her law degree from WVU in 2012.

Massey will work on a variety of legal issues relating to the administration for the judicial system with administrative counsels Christopher Morris and Lori Paletta-Davis, who began work in March and April, respectively.

Follow reporter Courtney Hessler at and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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