To replace gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2015) — The Judicial Nominating Commission today announced that attorneys David Allen Barber (Prestonsburg), Roger Donald Riggs (Mount Sterling) and Janet L. Stumbo (Van Lear) have been named nominees to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat for the 7th Appellate Court District. The vacancy was created when Justice Will T. Scott stepped down Jan. 2 to run for Kentucky governor.
The district is comprised of Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe counties.
Barber is a policy and legal adviser in House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s legislative office and served as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge from 2000 to 2007. He is a partner in the law firm of Richardson, Barber & Williamson in Owingsville. He received his juris doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Riggs is an attorney with the law firm of Morgan, Collins & Yeast in Mount Sterling. He previously served as a Kentucky administrative law judge in the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims, where he presided over workers’ compensation claims throughout the state. He received his juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Stumbo is serving her seventh consecutive year as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge for the 7th Appellate Court District. She was a Supreme Court justice from 1993 to 2004. She received her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.