Randolph J. Bernard – First Assistant United States Attorney
Randolph J. Bernard is the First Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Bernard previously served as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Bernard joined the office in 2002, and has experience prosecuting a wide range of criminal cases, including drugs and violent crimes, firearms, white collar offenses, fraud and tax cases, and child pornography cases.
Mr. Bernard has also served as the District Office Security Manager.
Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Bernard served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Wheeling, West Virginia Resident Agency. Prior to the FBI, he was a litigator with Coolidge, Wall, Womsley & Lombard in Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Bernard is a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of Ohio Northern University College of Law and a 1984 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Paul T. Camilletti – Criminal Division 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.
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 has been with the office since 1983, and prior to her appointment as Administrative Officer, she served as the Public Affairs Specialist and the Human Resource Specialist.
Ms. Thomas has previously served as an EEO Investigator for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and an Evaluation and Review Staff Evaluator. Ms. Thomas also served on the Administrative Officers' Working Group.
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 February 13, 2018