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lawyer , chemical engineer

James Donald Joyce was American chemical engineer, lawyer. Bar: California 1980, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1980.


Joyce, James Donald was born on July 1, 1936 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Donald Matthew and Elizabeth Alice (Breitenstein) Joyce.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Wisconsin, 1963. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1967. Juris Doctor, John F. Kennedy University, 1980.


Researcher Shell Chemical Company, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1963-1970. Product development engineer Shell Oil Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1970-1973, regional safety and health representative Houston, 1973-1977, environmental representative, 1977-1980, engineer, attorney Carson, California, 1980-1987. Board directors Building Corporation, El Monte, California.

Company representative Western Oil and Gas Association, Los Angeles (vice chairman environmental committee 1980-1982, chairman 1982-1984).


  • Bar: California 1980, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee Rapid Setting Epoxides, 1965.


Legal member hearing board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, since 1989. Active PTO, Walnut Walk, California, 1974-1980, vice president, Laguna Hills, California, 1981-1984, volunteer California Prob. Department, California Youth Authority, since 1984.

Director Ridgefield Connecticut Little League, 1968-1980. Board directors Walnut Walk Homeowners Association, Cosita de San Jose Home for Children, since 1988. With United States Air Force, 1954-1957.

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, swimming, weightlifting.


Married Joan Elizabeth Matt, September 12, 1959. 1 child, Kimberly Joan.

Donald Matthew Joyce

Elizabeth Alice (Breitenstein) Joyce

Joan Elizabeth Matt

Kimberly Joan Joyce