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James Asa Bruton, III

James Asa Bruton, III, American lawyer. Recipient Commissioner's award Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, 1992, Edmund Randolph award Attorney General of the United States, 1993.


  • III, James Asa Bruton, was born on September 3, 1949 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States. Son of James Asa and Elizabeth (Darling) B.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics, University North Carolina, 1971. Juris Doctor, Temple University, 1975. Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown University, 1978.


    • Attorney Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, 1975-1977. Trial attorney appellate section tax division United States Department of Justice, 1977-1981. Associate Steptoe & Johnson, 1981-1985, partner, 1985-1986, Williams & Connolly, Washington, 1986-1989.

      Deputy assistant attorney general tax division United States Department of Justice, 1989-1992, acting assistant attorney general, 1992-1993. Partner Williams & Connolly, since 1993. Board visitors Temple University Law School, Philadelphia, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: PA. 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (3d, 4th and 10th circuits) 1978, United States Court Appeals (5th and 9th circuits) 1979, United States Court Appeals (1st and 8th circuits) 1980, District of Columbia Court Appeals 1982, United States District Court District of Columbia 1984, United States Tax Court 1985, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1985, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (7th and federal circuits) 1993, United States Court Federal Claims, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1994.


    • Associate editor Temple Law Quarterly, 1974-1975. Editor Money Laundering Law Reporter, since 1993.


    With United States Army, 1971-1972. Fellow American College of Tax Counsel. Member Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association (tax section, tax audits and litigation committee vice chair 1988-1989), American Bar Association (tax section, committee on vicil and criminal tax penalties, subcommittee on department of justice procedures, committee on special projects, committee on standards of practice, committee on administrative practice).


    • Married ValAnna Schoeneman, August 23, 1980. Children: Jamie Elizabeth, James Asa IV, Anna Leigh.
    • father: James Asa B.
    • mother: Elizabeth (Darling) B.
    • spouse: ValAnna Schoeneman
    • children: Jamie Elizabeth III
    • James Asa IV III
    • Anna Leigh III
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    Born September 3, 1949
    (age 68)