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  • Charleston, WV

R. Booth Goodwin II

Attorney Biography

Profile Information

  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Personal: Booth lives in Charleston with his wife, Amy Shuler Goodwin; two sons, Joe and Sam; and their dog, Gus.

Practice Details

Booth is an experienced litigator and focuses his practice on vindicating the rights of individuals and West Virginia businesses.

Professional Affiliations

National Association for Former United States Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower state courts

Experience

Booth has handled more than a hundred felony cases during his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. He has tried numerous complex cases to verdict.

Work Experience

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 oversaw the prosecution of many other such cases. Before becoming United States Attorney, Booth was an Assistant United States Attorney for almost 10 years and was head of the office’s Economic Crimes Section.

Education

  • B.S., Economics, cum laude, West Virginia University, 1993
  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law, 1996, President, Student Bar Association

Martingale-Hubbell rating: N/A

 

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