William Ihlenfeld and Chris Prezioso
William Ihlenfeld and Chris Prezioso

Prezioso named Civil Chief for W.Va. Northern District

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Prezioso has been selected to lead the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for West Virginia’s Northern District.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced today that Prezioso will serve as Civil Chief for the office, overseeing a team of attorneys who defend federal agencies when sued in court, prosecute civil enforcement matters, and collect debts owed to the United States.

“Chris is a highly skilled lawyer with nearly two decades of legal experience, including 15 years in the private sector,” said Ihlenfeld. “He has been a major contributor to the office, especially in his role as the health care fraud coordinator. I’m excited for him to take the reins of the civil division.”

Since joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2018, Prezioso has acted as lead counsel in a wide variety of civil matters, handling Federal Tort Claims Act and employment discrimination cases, as well as the affirmative civil enforcement cases. 

Prezioso is a lifelong resident of West Virginia and has practiced law throughout the state. Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, he worked at Dinsmore in its civil litigation practice group. Prezioso is a 2003 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and lives in Wheeling with his family.

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