Meet Justice Bunn

Photo Credit: J. Alex Wilson - Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
A lifelong West Virginian and sitting Supreme Court Justice, Justice Bunn is an honors graduate of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University College of Law. She began her legal career in private practice at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC before serving seven years as a federal prosecutor. During her federal service, she prosecuted a series of public corruption cases in Mingo County that drew national attention and resulted in the convictions of four elected officials.
Photo Credit: J. Alex Wilson - Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Judicial Philosophy

Rule of Law

Justice Bunn brought to the bench a wealth of courtroom experience. Both as a prosecutor and in private practice, she has tried numerous cases to jury verdicts, and she has handled a host of appeals in both the federal and state courts. She has successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the federal appellate court for West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas.


Justice Bunn believes in Faith, Family, and Country, and those values have shaped who she is today. She is a proud wife and mother of her two children. They attend Bible Center Church.


Justice Bunn comes from a multigenerational family of West Virginia coal miners: two of her great-grandfathers, both her grandfathers, her father, and many other family members have been underground coal miners, and her husband’s family operated coal mines in West Virginia for decades

As a prosecutor, Justice Bunn was on the front-lines fighting West Virginia’s drug epidemic, particularly illegal opioids. In 2017, the United States Department of Justice selected her as one of 12 prosecutors in the country to serve in a newly created Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, where she took a leading role in combating the state’s opioid crisis. Justice Bunn prosecuted numerous major drug cases, and played an instrumental role in removing meth, opioids, and fentanyl from West Virginia streets.