Prosecuting Attorney


Welcome to the Office of Joseph E. Barki, III, the Brooke County Prosecuting Attorney. As public servants, we are committed to ensuring justice, fairness, and safety for all residents of Brooke County. We provide legal representation in all criminal matters within the jurisdiction of Brooke County, prosecute violations of state law, and offer legal advice to local law enforcement agencies.

Our Mission

Our mission is to pursue justice and to safeguard the rights of the community through vigorous, ethical, and effective prosecution of crimes. Our office strives to make Brooke County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family. We achieve this through fair and equal enforcement of the law, by providing timely and accurate advice to law enforcement agencies, and by advocating for victims' rights.

Our Team

Our team consists of experienced, dedicated, and professional attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff who work tirelessly to ensure justice is served. Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills and expertise to the table, and we are united by a shared commitment to serving the residents of Brooke County.


  • Criminal Prosecution: We prosecute felony and misdemeanor crimes committed within Brooke County.

  • Victim's Advocacy: We provide assistance and support to crime victims and their families, helping them navigate the criminal justice process.

  • Legal Advice: We provide legal advice to law enforcement agencies, government officials, and other county departments to ensure that public decisions are informed, lawful, and just.

  • Juvenile Justice: We oversee the prosecution of juvenile offenders, with an emphasis on rehabilitation and prevention.


Our webpage is designed to be a resource for the residents of Brooke County. Whether you are seeking information about our services, need assistance as a victim, or want to learn more about our commitment to justice, we hope this site serves your needs.

Brooke County Sheriff’s Office (304) 737-3660 or 304-527-1430

West Virginia State Police (304) 737-3671

Wellsburg Police Department (304) 737-1121

Follansbee Police Department (304) 527-1211

Weirton Police Department (304) 797-8555

Village of Beech Bottom Police Department (304) 394-4771

  • Court Resources

Brooke County Circuit Clerk (Felony Records) (304) 737-3662

Brooke County Magistrate Court (Misdemeanor Records) (304) 737-1509

  • Locate an Inmate

WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation  


Contact Us

We welcome your questions and feedback. You can reach us via the contact details below:

Brooke County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Address:727 Charles Street Wellsburg, WV 26070Telephone: 304-527-4220

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please note that the information on this site is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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