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James Melbourne Durant, III

James Melbourne Durant, III, American judge. Bar: Pennsylvania 1990, United States Armed Forces Court Appeals 1991, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1997.

Background

  • III, James Melbourne Durant, was born on December 21, 1964 in San Bernardino, California, United States. Son of James Melbourne Durant, II and Turner Mae Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Howard University, 1987. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1990.

    Career

    • Advanced through grade to major, 1998. Assistant staff judge advisory 63 Air Lift Wing, Norton Air Force Base, California, 1991—1993, 7 Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 1993—1996. Special assistant United States attorney United States District Court (central district) California, San Bernardino, 1991—1993, United States District Court (northern district) Texas, Abilene, 1993—1996.

      Chief judge advisory accessions Headquarters United States Air Force Judge Advisory, Pentagon, Washington, 1996—1999. Staff judge advisory Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1999—2001. Deputy staff judge advisory 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1990, United States Armed Forces Court Appeals 1991, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1997.

    Works

    • Editor, author: Successful Interviewing, 1999.

    Membership

    Mentor Abilene Elementary School, 1993—1996. Chairman AFA Scott Education Foundation, San Bernardino, 1991—1993. Vice president east central chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Washington, 2000—2001.

    Fellow: American Bar Association (director young lawyers division 2000-2001, council general practice, solo and small firm section since 2001, chairman standing committee armed forces law since 2002, chairman tort and insurance private sector since 2002, chairman government liability committee since 2002).

    Personality

    Interests

    Poetry, golf, mentoring.

    Connections

    • 1 child James Melbourne IV.
    • father: James Melbourne Durant
    • mother: Turner Mae Thompson
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    Born December 21, 1964
    (age 52)
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