W. Neil Eggleston

Warren Neil Eggleston, who graduated from Westside in 1971, has represented some of the nation’s highest-profile public figures, including the former White House Chief of Staff in the prosecution of the former governor of Illinois and the Office of the President of the United States in the Whitewater/Lewinski investigation. On April 21, 2014, President Obama named him White House Counsel. While a WLHS student, Eggleston served as student council president, editor of Trident,, member of National Honor Society, Boys’ State Representative, listed in the Society of Outstanding American High School Students. and played basketball and golf. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1975 followed by a Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from the Northwestern University School of Law. He was a law clerk to a federal appellate judge and then for Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. He later served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and as Deputy Chief Counsel of the Congressional Iran/Contra investigation. He was in the Counsel’s Office in the President Clinton Administration. He has also been a lawyer in private practice in  Washington, DC.