WHEELING - William D. Wilmoth, a member in the Wheeling office of Steptoe & Johnson, has been awarded the Silver Antelope Award from the Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Silver Antelope Award is the highest award a volunteer can receive in the Central Region, which includes the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. This award was presented to Wilmoth at the BSA's National Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Wilmoth is currently the Area Four Vice President and has served as a member of the Central Region Standards of Leadership Committee. He is also the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.

A graduate of West Virginia University and the WVU College of Law, Wilmoth began his career as a law clerk for United States District Judge Robert E. Maxwell in Elkins. He was an assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District from 1977 to 1980 when he went into private practice.

In 1993, Wilmoth was nominated by President Clinton to be the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. While serving as United States Attorney, Wilmoth was selected by Attorney General Janet Reno to serve on her Advisory Committee and chaired the Civil Issues/Financial Litigation Subcommittee. He was also a member of the Health Care Fraud and White-Collar Crime Subcommittees.

Wilmoth has also been active in community and civil activities, including Member and Past Chair, Board of Directors, State College Systems of West Virginia; Member and Past President, Executive Board, Ohio River Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America; Member of the Board of Directors of the Wheeling YMCA and past chair of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation.

Steptoe & Johnson attorneys participate in Legal Explorers, a program facilitated by the Boy Scouts of America, designed for high school students interested in the legal profession. Several S&J attorneys also participate throughout the state in scouting activities for local counsels and as faculty and advisors for the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. One S&J attorney also participates in the Venturing Crew of the BSA working with Naval JROTC cadets in the areas of leadership and drill. Seven Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout.

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