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James Melton Verner

Lawyer

James Melton Verner, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1938, Tennessee 1947, District of Columbia 1950, Virginia 1986. Former member, chairman policy board Legal Counsel for Elderly, Washington. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946; legal officer Naval Air Transport Service, 1945-1946. Member of American Bar Association, Cosmos Club (Washington), Order of Golden Fleece.

Background

Verner, James Melton was born on September 19, 1915 in Selma, Alabama, United States. Son of Singleton Foster and Jennie (Harris) Verner.

Education

Student, Biltmore College, 1932—1934. Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1936. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1938.

Career

Associate firm Gover & Covington, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1938. Law clerk attorney general, 1938-1940. Attorney Civil Aeronautics Board, Washington, 1940-1943.

Assistant general counsel Chicago & Southern Airlines, Memphis, 1946-1947. Attorney Air Transport Association American, Washington, 1947-1949. Hearing examiner Civil Aeronautics Board, 1949-1950, executive assistant to chairman, 1950, executive director, 1950-1953.

From attorney to partner Turney & Turney, 1953—1960. Partner firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered (and predecessor firms), 1960-1988. Honorary member board directors, special council Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (merged with Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered), Washington.

Achievements

  • Bar: North Carolina 1938, Tennessee 1947, District of Columbia 1950, Virginia 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor North Carolina Law Review, 1937-1938.

Membership

Former member, chairman policy board Legal Counsel for Elderly, Washington. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Legal officer Naval Air Transport Service, 1945-1946.

Member of American Bar Association, Cosmos Club (Washington), Order of Golden Fleece.

Connections

Married Gretchen Gores, August 12, 1939 (deceased 2004). Children: Ann Verner Picardo, James Singleton, William Melton (deceased 2004).

father:
Singleton Foster Verner

mother:
Jennie (Harris) Verner

spouse:
Gretchen Gores

child:
Ann Verner Picardo Verner

child:
James Singleton Verner

child:
William Melton Verner (deceased 2004)