Judge William A. Webb
Prior to his appointment in 1999, Webb served as deputy secretary in the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety from 1989 to 1993.
Before that he was an assistant U.S. attorney based in Raleigh for three years. After leaving the state position, Webb rejoined the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he worked as a prosecutor until his appointment in 1997 as the federal public defender for this district.
Webb worked with U. S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when they were both commissioners of the federal Equal Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C.
He was an assistant district attorney in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was the senior staff counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations.
Webb was also a federal prosecutor and a deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania.
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
B.A., University of New Haven