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U.S. Attorney welcomes new Assistant U.S. Attorneys

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Bill Powell is excited to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the Martinsburg office in the Northern District of West Virginia.

Kimberley D. Crockett, Jeffrey Finucane, and Timothy D. Helman were sworn in today by Chief District Judge Gina M. Groh in the Martinsburg Federal Courthouse. Each will be assisting in the criminal division.

“I appreciate the Attorney General’s allocation of additional resources for our district.  

New Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sworn In
Pictured L-R: Jeffrey Finucane, Timothy Helman, Kimberley Crockett

It is the first time in years that we have been able to hire additional prosecutors, and I am confident that they have made our already great group of prosecutors that much better. They are each experienced lawyers who will need little or no time to immediately assist in prosecuting our growing case load,” said Powell. 

Kimberley D. Crocket comes to the U.S. Attorney’s Office with both private practice and public service experience. She most recently practiced law from her law firm Crockett Law, located in Martinsburg.  Kim earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from West Virginia University (WVU). She obtained her Master’s Degree in English literature and Women’s Studies from WVU, and then worked as an English professor at Delaware State University.  Kim then decided to return to school and attended the WVU College of Law, where she was a DuBois Fellow.  She previously served as an assistant prosecutor for both the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, prosecuting felony crimes of violence with an emphasis on crimes against children.  While Kim worked for the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office she served a year-long position as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) working in Martinsburg. 

Jeffrey Finucane comes to the Northern District of West Virginia from the Office of General Counsel at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland.  Prior to that, Jeff was a prosecutor in Baltimore City.  He has also been a member of the United States Army JAG Corps since 2008, serving in the Reserves since 2012.  Jeff is a native of Washington, D.C.  He attended law school at the University of California at Davis and undergraduate at Washington University, St. Louis.  

Timothy D. Helman was hired as two-year term Assistant United States Attorney as a part of the opioid surge in the Northern District specifically to focus on prosecuting fentanyl and heroin cases. Tim is a 30-year resident of Martinsburg, WV, and a 2004 graduate of WVU College of Law.  He has spent the past 11 years working in the Berkeley County and Jefferson County prosecuting attorneys’ offices where he prosecuted murder, robbery, public corruption, and other felony cases.  

Updated October 18, 2018

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