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John Allan Ponitz

John Allan Ponitz, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1974, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1975, (western district) Michigan 1986, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) Michigan 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992. Served to captain United States Army Reserve, 1974-1982. Member of Michigan Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association.


Ponitz, John Allan was born on September 7, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.


Albion College (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). Wayne State University (Juris Doctor, 1974).


Worked at Hopkins & Sutter (Troy, Michigan) specializing in Litigation, General Corporate, Real Estate, Transportation. Admitted to the bar, 1974, Michigan. 1975, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

1976, United States. District Court, Western District of Michigan. 1986, United States. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. 1992, United States. Supreme Court.

Member: Oakland Bar Association. State Bar of Michigan. National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.


Vice president Beverly Hills (Michigan) Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1981. Served to captain United States Army Reserve, 1974-1982. Member Michigan Bar Association, National Association R.R. Trial Counsel, Oakland County Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.


Married Nancy J. Roberts, August 14, 1971. Children: Amy, Matthew, Julie.