Prosecutor to run for Fayette judge
Douglas Sepic says he has the experience and temperament needed to serve as a Fayette County judge.
Sepic, 45, a Democrat, will cross-file to seek the nomination of both major parties in the May 21 primary.
He seeks to fill a vacancy created with the retirements of Senior Judges Ralph Warman and Gerald Solomon.
“In terms of experience, I've been involved in just about every type of case imaginable that a judge would see,” Sepic said Friday.
He has served as an assistant district attorney — on and off, since 1994 — working for each of last four county prosecutors.
During his career, Sepic said, he has prosecuted more than 8,000 criminal cases, including more than 250 jury and 450 non-jury trials, eight murder trials and 45 drug-trafficking cases.
County judges devote at least half of their time to criminal cases, he noted.
Sepic is a partner in the Dunbar Township law firm of Watson Mundorff Brooks & Sepic. He is a 1992 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law with honors and a 1989 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in finance. He has practiced law for more than 20 years.
In private practice, Sepic has been involved in hundreds of custody, divorce and domestic relations cases and handled personal injury, zoning and gas/mineral-rights matters.
He is encouraged by other lawyers, law enforcement and friends to run, Sepic said.
“It seemed like the next logical step for me in terms of trying to help the people of Fayette County, having been in the district attorney's office for so long and with other work I've done,” Sepic said.
He and his wife, Michelle, and their three children live in South Union.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.
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