On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced the nominees to serve as U.S. attorneys for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia.
William S. Thompson was nominated to serve the Southern District of W.Va.
Judge Thompson is a Boone County resident who serves the 25th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia. He was appointed to that position in 2007 and re-elected in 2008 and 2016. As a part of his duties, Judge Thompson presides over several treatment courts, including the first family treatment court in West Virginia.
William J. Ihlenfeld II was nominated to serve the Northern District of W.Va. Ihlenfeld is a special counsel at Bowles Rice LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Cybersecurity practice groups. Since he joined Bowles Rice in 2019, Mr. Ihlenfeld has also been a member of the West Virginia State Senate. Mr. Ihlenfeld was a partner at Bailey Glasser LLP from 2017 to 2019, and served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia from 2010 to 2016.