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John Joseph McMahon

John Joseph McMahon, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1975, United States Court Military Appeals 1975, Rhode Island 1978, United States District Court Rhode Island 1978. Named Junior Officer of Year, United States Navy Base, Newport, 1979.


  • McMahon, John Joseph was born on August 23, 1949 in New York City. Son of John Joseph and Elizabeth Mary (Rowland) McMahon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Fordham University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1974. Master of Arts in Human Development, Salve Regina University, 1980.


    • Trial, defense counsel United States Marine Corps., Judge Advisory Division, Quantico, Virginia, Newport, Rhode Island, 1974-1979. Staff judge advisory Headquarters 2nd MAB, 4th Marine Division United States Marine Corps Reserve, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, 1979-1981. State prosecutor Department of Attorney General, Providence, 1979-1984, 86—, deputy chief criminal division, 1993.

      Commanding officer Naval Legal Service Office, Newport, 1993. From executive officer transactions Company, 6th MTBN to commanding officer United States Marine Corps. Reserve, 1981—1986; partner Faerber & McMahon, Newport, 1985.

      Operations officer, executive officer Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, 1989—1997. Commanding officer Marine Reserve unit Naval War College, Newport, 1997—1999. Planner, participant sumposium on utilization of paralegals, Law Center Roger Williams College and Rhode Island Paralegal Association, 1988.

      Adjunct faculty Community College Rhode Island, since 1988, National Advocacy Center, Columbia, Socar, since 2000. Lecturer Roger Williams College, 1985. Director juvenile prosecutor unit Department Attorney General, Criminal Division, Providence, 1982-1984.

      Member Delinquency Prevention Task Force, Providence, 1983, Juvenile Probation Standards Task Force, Providence, 1983-1984. Executive committee Attorney General's Task Force on Sexual & Violent Physical Abuse of Children, since 1990, chair legislation subcommittee Counselor St. Joseph's Catholic Youth Organization, Newport, 1980-1981. Team captain Catholic Charities, 1974-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1975, United States Court Military Appeals 1975, Rhode Island 1978, United States District Court Rhode Island 1978.


    Manager Newport American Little League, 1989-1992, board directors, 1991-1992. Founding member, board directors Rhode Island Childen's Advocacy Center, 1992-1998. Board directors Rhode Island Rape Crisis Center, 1993-1998, Sherwood Neighborhood Association, since 1997, Portsmouth Pop Warner, 1998-2000.

    Paralegal advisory board Roger Williams University, chairman new instructors committee lieutenant colonel United States Marine Corps Reserve. Member American Bar Association, National District Attorney Association (acting state director since 1986), Federal Bar Association (vice president Rhode Island chapter 1980-1981), New York Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association (criminal bench-bar committee since 1983), Marine Corps Reserve.


    • Married Susan Bernice Mullen, December 2, 1978 (divorced 1993). Children: John Joseph IV, Christopher Jordon, James Matthew, Jade Elizabeth McMahon. Married Susan L. Arseneault, December 26, 1993.
    • father: John Joseph McMahon
    • mother: Elizabeth Mary (Rowland) McMahon
    • spouses: Susan Bernice Mullen
    • Susan L. Arseneault
    • children: John Joseph IV McMahon
    • Christopher Jordon McMahon
    • James Matthew McMahon
    • Jade Elizabeth McMahon
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    Born August 23, 1949
    (age 68)