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John Fishwick ’83L Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Western District

— by on January 4th, 2016

Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, who graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983, was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on Dec. 21, as reported in the Dec. 21 issue of The Roanoke Times.

Fishwick, who has practices criminal and civil law, clerked for the late U.S. District Court Judge James Turk ’52L.

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine recommended Fishwick to President Barack Obama, who sent his nomination of Fishwick to the Senate in October. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Fishwick in mid-December with a voice vote, which the senators said was unanimous. The confirmation with a voice vote was also unanimous.

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