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Notable Alumni

More than 5,700 WVU Law Alumni form a legal community that spans the globe.

The following are some notable WVU Law alumni, past and present:

Stephanie D. Thacker—Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Robert B. King—Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Jon D. Levy—Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Richard A. Robinson—Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

Irene Keeley —Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia 

John Thomas Copenhaver Jr.— Judge (senior status), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Margaret L. Workman—Justice, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Dwane L. Tinsley—Magistrate Judge, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Thomas B. Bennett—former Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama

H. Marshall Jarrett—former Director for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice

William J. Ihlenfeld II—Special Counsel, Bowles Rice LLP; former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia

Stephen B. Farmer—Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC

Charles M. Love III—Partner, Bowles Rice LLP

Scott Segal—Partner, The Segal Law Firm

Robert M. Steptoe Jr.—Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

John Chambers—former CEO of Ciscso Systems, Inc.

Marty Becker— former CEO & President, Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd.

Ola Adekunle - Patent Counsel, Google

Gene Irisari - Head of Semiconductor Policy, Samsung

Robert C. Skaggs Jr.—President & CEO, NiSource Inc.

Kelly Tomblin—President & CEO of INTREN

Steven A. Ailes(1912-2001)—Secretary of the U.S. Army; President of the Association of American Railroads

Joseph S. Farland (1914-2007)—U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Pakistan, Panama, Dominican Republic

Philander C. Knox (1853-1921)—U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of State


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