Stephen R. Wigginton, 46, was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois in August 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Wigginton served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Felony Division of the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office since 1999, and as a partner at Weilmuenster & Wigginton, P.C., since 2000. Prior to this, Mr. Wigginton was an associate attorney with Becker Paulson & Hoerner, P.C., from 1996 to 2000; with Kassly Bone Becker Dix Reagan & Young from 1994 to 1996; and with Jenkins Kling & Sauerwein, P.C., from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Wigginton served as Assistant Circuit Attorney-Felony Prosecutor with the City of St. Louis’ Circuit Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Wigginton began his legal career working as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel for the May Department Stores Company from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Wigginton graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1985 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1988.