U.S. Attorney Michael C. Ormsby announces resignation

SPOKANE, WA – United States Attorney Michael C. Ormsby, of Spokane, Washington, has announced his resignation effective midnight March 10th, 2017.

Ormsby, a graduate of Gonzaga University, had previously practiced with Lukins & Annis, P.S. and K&L Gates for 29 years prior to his appointment. During his tenure as United States Attorney, he served as the co-chair of the Marijuana Working Group and also served on the Native American Issues Criminal Practice Committee. The Criminal Practice and Northern Border Security and Strategies Subcommittees of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

Michael C. Ormsby, stated “It has been an honor to serve in this position and has been the pinnacle of my professional life.” “Eastern Washington is very well served by the attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.” “I am very proud of the law enforcement partnerships, the work with Tribal communities, and the high quality of legal work done by those in the office.”

The Eastern District of Washington includes twenty Washington counties east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains. The United States Attorney’s Office, with staffed offices in Spokane and Yakima, Washington, has 28 attorneys and is responsible for conducting all criminal and civil litigation in the district involving the United States government.

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