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James McMillan Roche

James McMillan Roche, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1959, Illinois 1962.


  • Roche, James McMillan was born on April 16, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of James Michael and Louise Cullen (McMillan) Roche.

  • Education

    • AB, Holy Cross College, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1959. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1962.


    • Partner, member management committee McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, 1962-1998, of counsel, since 1998. Board directors Time Med Labeling, Inc., Burr Ridge, Illinois.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1959, Illinois 1962.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Chicago Economic Development Corporation, 1979-1981. President Village of Kenilworth, Illinois, 1982-1985. Board directors St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, 1987-1997.

    Served to captain United States Air Force, 1959-1962. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Glen View (Illinois) Golf Club, Monroe Club (Chicago), The Boulders Club (Arizona), Desert Forest Club.



    Golf, indian art, wine.


    • Married Laura Jane McMillion, October 27, 1962. Children: James, Laura, David, Elizabeth.
    • father: James Michael Roche
    • mother: Louise Cullen (McMillan) Roche
    • spouse: Laura Jane McMillion
    • children: James Roche
    • Laura Roche
    • David Roche
    • Elizabeth Roche
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    Born April 16, 1934