The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is a federal court in the Fourth Circuit. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is a federal court located in Richmond Virginia with Appellate jurisdiction over the It has facilities in Charleston, Bluefield, Huntington, Beckley and Parkersburg. Charleston is the Capital of the US state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Bluefield is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Huntington is a city located in the State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. Beckley is a city in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States, which was founded on April 4, 1838. The current Chief Judge of the District is Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.