President Obama Nominates Harrisburg Alumn as U.S. Attorney for South Carolina
Web Editor - Published: January 8, 2010
NettlesAttorneyPromoIn December, President Barack Obama nominated William N. Nettles, a 1992 graduate of Widener Law’s Harriburg campus, as the new U.S. Attorney for the state of South Carolina. The United States Senate must now approve the nomination.

Mr. Nettles most recently worked as a criminal defense attorney at Sanders & Nettles LLC in Columbia, South Carolina, where he worked with his father-in-law, former chief judge of the S.C. Court of Appeals Alex Sanders, from 2005. Nettles began his career in 1992 in Richland County public defender's office before joining the law firm of Banks & Nettles LLC in 1995. From 1997 to 2005, he worked as a solo practitioner.

While at Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus, Mr.Nettles served as the Student Bar Association President from 1991-1992. He was also a member of the Widener Law Journal, then the Widener Journal of Public Law, and the Moot Court Honor Society, and he received an Outstanding Service Award. William Nettles graduated from the Citadel and from the Military College of South Carolina in 1983 before attending Widener Law.

“Bill was a strong student with excellent poise in the classroom and a pleasant demeanor outside of class. I’m not surprised he turned into an excellent attorney,” said Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Robert C. Power, who had the pleasure of teaching Mr. Nettles.

Read the official White House release.