William D. Wilmoth

Wheeling, WV

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(304) 231-0456
Wheeling, WV


Bill Wilmoth concentrates his practice in litigation, particularly in defending complex commercial and energy cases, securities cases, and health care cases. He also counsels clients in health care compliance audits, and in health care fraud and other white collar criminal investigations. During his legal career, he has tried a wide variety of personal injury and criminal cases in state and federal court in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He served as United States Attorney for over five years and as Assistant United States Attorney for three years. He has also been involved in appellate proceedings before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Wilmoth serves as Managing Member of the firm's Wheeling office and as Assistant Department Head of the Litigation Department.

Representative Experience

  • Represented various banks and credit card companies in WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act litigation
  • Represented major national brokerage houses in securities litigation
  • Defended banks, brokers and brokerages in investigations by WV Attorney General
  • Represented energy industry defendants and witnesses in major U.S. white collar criminal prosecutions
  • Represented large energy companies in significant personal injury, administrative and commercial litigation matters
  • Represented major brokerage house in major consumer fraud case
  • Represented physicians and hospitals in health care fraud investigations and qui tam actions
  • Defended individuals and companies charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the U.S. government
  • Provided advice and assistance in resolving multiple government investigations of Medicare and Medicaid payments to providers (including matters resolved without action and those resulting in consent decrees)

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.S. West Virginia University


1999 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1993-1999 United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia
1980-1993 Schrader Byrd & Companion
1977-1980 Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia
1975-1976 Law Clerk, Hon. Robert E. Maxwell, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of WV

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2015 Morgantown, WV Bet-the-Company-Litigation Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® Morgantown Area Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year 2011
Super Lawyer®
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law
U.S. Department of Justice Committee on Health Care Fraud
U.S. Department of Justice Committee on White Collar Crime
Chair, Department of Justice Committee on Civil and Financial Litigation
Member, Attorney General Janet Reno's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
Substantive Law Committee, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Appointed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals as one of four members to the Supreme Court Committee on the Revision of the West Virginia State Bar By-Laws and Rules and Regulations
Graduated cum laude, West Virginia University

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