Booth Goodwin served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia from May 2010 through the end of 2015. He focused his Office’s efforts on tackling West Virginia’s prescription drug and heroin crisis, holding corporate criminals accountable for putting workers at risk and polluting water sources, prosecuting corrupt public officials, protecting children and the elderly, and helping communities rebuild after being ravaged by drugs and violence. During Booth’s tenure, he personally prosecuted numerous cases of regional and national interest and has overseen the prosecution of many other such cases. Before becoming United States Attorney, Booth was an Assistant United States Attorney and head of the office’s Economic Crimes Section.
Booth is happy to return to the private law practice where he first worked prior to his many years of public service. He is especially happy to again be joining his uncle (managing partner, Thomas Goodwin) and first cousins, former United States Senator Carte Goodwin and Carrie Goodwin Fenwick, all of whom are long-time partners with the firm.