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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Monday, December 21, 2015

John P. Fishwick Jr. Sworn in as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – In a short ceremony Monday morning, John P. Fishwick Jr. was sworn in as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.

United States District Court Chief Judge E. Glen Conrad administered the oath of office this morning at the federal courthouse in Roanoke, Virginia. A public investiture commemorating the appointment will be held in January 2016.

U.S. Attorney Fishwick, 58, of Roanoke, Va., earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University. Upon graduation from law school Mr. Fishwick clerked for then U.S. District Court Judge James Turk. Mr. Fishwick has over 30 years of trial experience in state and federal court.

Mr. Fishwick’s nomination for the U.S. Attorney’s post was recommended by Senators Warner and Kaine. He was appointed and commissioned by President Barack Obama following a unanimous confirmation vote by the United States Senate.

“I look forward to working with the great lawyers and staff of the United States Attorney’s Office, our law enforcement partners, community leaders, and others, on protecting the citizens of the Western District of Virginia. We will work hard to seek justice every day,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “I also want to thank Tony Giorno for his excellent leadership of the office over the past year.”

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia has staffed offices in Roanoke, Abingdon, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, with approximately 56 full-time employees, including 28 Assistant United States Attorneys. Additionally, the district has offices in Lynchburg, Danville and Big Stone Gap.


Office and Personnel Updates
Updated December 21, 2015