Resume McGrath

JUDGE JOHN J. McGRATH, JR. (RETIRED)
JURIDICAL SOLUTIONS PLC
Senior Professional

PO Box 151
Harrisonburg, VA 22803

 

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JUDICIAL OFFICES

Chief Judge of the Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit
(July 2005 to March 2008)

Judge, Circuit Court for the Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit
(July 1996 to March 2008)

Military Judge, USN Judge Advocate General’s Corps
(1969-1970)

BAR ADMISSIONS
UNITED STATES
Admitted to Bars of Virginia (1987) and New York (1967).

UNITED KINGDOM

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales (2006)

LEGAL PRACTICE

UNITED STATES NAVY

Lieutenant (1967 to 1970)
U.S.N.R., Judge Advocate General's Corp., Newport, R.I. and Washington, D.C.  Trials of Court Martials and providing legal assistance to Navy personnel on civil matters.  Also appointed a Military Judge to preside over Special Court Martials. Stationed at Naval District Washington.

DONOVAN LEISURE NEWTON & IRVINE

Partner (1975 to 1989), Associate (1970-1975)
While living in Alexandria, Virginia, I engaged in a broad-based national litigation practice with an emphasis on antitrust, securities and nuclear power plant construction cases.  This litigation was normally conducted throughout the United States including in Federal Courts in areas such as Seattle, Tucson, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Newark and New Orleans.
Also, I served as Managing Partner of the firm's Washington Office from 1985-1989.

JANNEY, JANNEY & McGRATH, Luray, Virginia

Partner (1989 to June, 1996)
Engaged in the general practice of law in Luray, Virginia, with an emphasis on business law, commercial and personal injury litigation, and criminal, real estate and domestic relations law. During this period I also provided advice and handled litigation for Canadian pension funds which conducted business in Virginia.  I also handled ERISA litigation involving major American pensionfunds.
During this time I served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in tort matters.
Also I was an active participant in Blue Ridge Legal Services Program providing pro bono legal services to the disadvantaged during this time.

GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONS

Former Member, Virginia Board of Corrections (1994 to 1996)

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Speaker:  Various Continuing Legal Education Programs
Attendee: AEI Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies - Insurance and Risk Allocation in America: Economics, Law and Regulation (September, 2006)
Attendee:  AEI Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies:  Economic Institute for Judges (April and December, 2006)
Attendee:  Emmanuel College, Cambridge:  History of Common Law & Introduction to European Union Law (July, 2003)
Attendee:  Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland:  Irish Constitutional Law (July, 2007)
Attendee:  National Judicial College: Civil Dispute Resolution (September, 2007)

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Former member, Executive Board, Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America (1994 to 1997)

Former Member of Board of Directors of Shenpaco Industries (Sheltered Workshop)(1990-1992)

FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS
United States Supreme Court (1971)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1970)
U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit (1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1984)
U.S. District Court for D.C. (1970)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia (1989)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (1990)

BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
The Law Society of England and Wales (inactive)
Virginia State Bar (active)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Past Member)
American Trial Lawyers Association (Past Member)

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, South Bend, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts - 1964 (Magna cum laude)

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor - 1967 (Suma cum laude)

CITIZENSHIP
United States of America
Republic of Ireland

Dated:  2017

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