Omar Aboulhosn ’89
Princeton, West Virginia
Judge Aboulhosn was born and raised in Princeton. He graduated from Princeton Senior High School in 1985, Concord University in 1989 with a bachelor degree in political science with a minor in speech communications, and West Virginia University College of Law in 1992. While at Concord he served on the Student Government Association as the only commuter student on the Board during his tenure. During his time in SGA, he started a petition to create an inclement weather schedule for Concord that was approved by the SGA and ultimately by the University and is currently in use today, and he helped the Daycare Center by creating a line item within every students’ activity fee to help fund the Center. He was able to accomplish this without raising student fees by having other organizations give excess fees to a new fund for the Day Care.
He practiced law in Bluefield at the firm of Richardson and Davis from 1992 to 1994 and Sanders, Austin, Swope, and Flanigan from 1994 to 2008, where he became a partner in 1999. He became a Circuit Court Judge for Mercer County on January 1, 2009. Judge Aboulhosn was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge by the District Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, effective January 1, 2016.
He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation, Inc., which helps families of children with cancer and the Eliza Hope Foundation, Inc. which helps children and families regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders. He and other community volunteers have been the organizers of a Community Veterans Breakfast that is held annually on the first Saturday of November.
He is married to Weena (Class of ’89) and they have a daughter, Emily (Class of ’21).