Children's guardian attorney recognized by Morgan County Court

July 24, 2008|By TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Attorney Margaret Gordon has represented abused and neglected children in Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley counties since 1994.

She was in court Monday afternoon ready to go to work when the courtroom began filling up with family members, co-workers and staff.

Judge Gina M. Groh of the 23rd Judicial Circuit presented Gordon with an award from the Circuit Court of Morgan County for "Distinguished Service to the Court on Behalf of Children."

On Aug. 4, Gordon will begin a new position as law clerk for 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III.

"Abuse and neglect work is very important," Groh said. "Margaret the veteran knew these cases and has given her heart and her all as guardian ad litem."


"We know it's important work and perhaps not appreciated because these cases are held within these walls and they are confidential," Groh continued.

Gordon was moved by the words and wept.

"Doing this work is such an honor," she said.

Kim Crockett, Berkeley County assistant prosecutor, said Gordon is an "attorney who throws herself into the cases heart and soul."

Gordon is "moving on to easier days for herself," said Debra MH McLaughlin, Morgan County prosecuting attorney.

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