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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, December 12, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office welcomes new prosecutor

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – The newest Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of West Virginia was sworn into office today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Lara K. Omps-Botteicher was administered the oath of office this morning by U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld. Omps-Botteicher has been working in the office since December 2015 as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. She will work in the Criminal Division within the Martinsburg branch office.

“Lara has been a tremendous asset to our office thus far,” said Ihlenfeld. “Her experience and knowledge as a prosecutor will further our efforts to combat crime in Northern West Virginia.”

Omps-Botteicher graduated from West Virginia University in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. She is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law where she ranked second in her class. She was also a founding member of the West Virginia University Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office in Martinsburg. She also worked as a Litigation Associate at Bowles Rice LLP and was a Law Clerk to United States District Judge Gina M. Groh.

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated December 12, 2016