Meet the U.S. Attorney

Peter J. Smith
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Peter Smith has served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania since June 2010.

Mr. Smith began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia.  He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was named Senior Litigation Counsel in 1985 and served as Chief of the Criminal Division in 1986 and First Assistant United States Attorney in 1986-87. He was Pennsylvania's first Inspector General, from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Smith was the Deputy Chief of Environmental Crimes Section for the United States Department of Justice from 1994 to 1997. He also spent eight years as head of the Office of Special Investigations in the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General and for two of those years served also as Deputy Auditor General for Performance Audits. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Smith was a Deputy State Treasurer in the Pennsylvania Treasury Department.

Mr. Smith graduated from King's College, served in the U.S. Navy and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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