Betsy C. Jividen – First Assistant United States Attorney
Betsy Steinfeld Jividen is First Assistant United States Attorney. Over the course of her career, she has been named First Assistant United States Attorney by three different United States Attorneys.
When she was sworn in as an Assistant in 1980, Ms. Steinfeld Jividen became
Ms. Jividen also served a number of years as an Adjunct Professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, teaching sections in both Appellate Advocacy and Trial Advocacy. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the West Virginia University College of Law.
Helen Campbell Altmeyer – Civil Division Chief
Helen Campbell Altmeyer is the Chief of the Civil Division. She has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division since 1989. Ms. Altmeyer has represented the United States, its agencies, and representatives in all types of affirmative and defensive civil litigation, with a particular emphasis and specialization in the defense of medical malpractice actions.
Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Altmeyer was an Associate at Bachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden, in Wheeling, West Virginia. She also served as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Ohio County, West Virginia, where she was primarily responsible for handling child abuse and neglect cases.
Ms. Altmeyer is a graduate of Villanova University and earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She and her husband have raised two sons and two daughters.
Randolph J. Bernard – Criminal Division Chief
Randolph J. Bernard is the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Bernard joined the office in 2002, and has experience prosecuting a wide range of criminal
Mr. Bernard has served as the District Office Security Manager.
Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Bernard served
Fawn E. Thomas – Administrative Officer
Fawn E. Thomas is the Administrative Officer, serving as the Chief of the Administrative Division and as the primary advisor to the United States Attorney for planning and managing all office resources. Ms. Thomas
Paul T. Camilletti – Criminal Division Deputy Chief
Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Camilletti was a partner in the law firm of Camilletti & Sacco in Wheeling, West Virginia. He has also served as an assistant Prosecuting Attorney in both the Ohio County and Marshall County, West Virginia Prosecutor’s offices.
Mr. Camilletti graduated magna cum laud from West Virginia University and received his law degree in 1978 from the West Virginia University College of Law. He and his wife have one daughter.
Traci M. Cook - Branch Office Supervisor Clarksburg
Traci M. Cook is the branch office supervisor in the Clarksburg office. Ms. Cook joined the office in 2016 and has experience prosecuting violent crimes, narcotic and controlled substances, firearms, fraud, property crimes, and sexual assault.
Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Cook was a senior assistant prosecuting attorney in Harrison County. She also served as an associate attorney at Reed Kimble PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia. Prior to that she was an assistant public defender in Clarksburg, West Virginia and an associate attorney at Seibert & Kasserman, LC in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Ms. Cook is a 1992 graduate of West Liberty University and a 1996 graduate of West Virginia University College of Law where she was Order of the Barristers and a Lugar Cup finalist.
Updated October 13, 2017