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John David Roven

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John David Roven, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1981, United States District Court South Carolina 1981, Texas 1986, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1986, Nebraska 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1994. Recipient Alumnus of Year award Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina, 1984; designated Approved Counsel, Brotherhood Maintenance of Way Employees, Washington, 1989.

Background

Roven, John David was born on March 16, 1954 in New York City. Son of Philip MOrris and Joyce Roven.

Education

Bachelor, Coker College, 1974. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1981.

Career

Investigator, law clerk South Carolina Atty General Office, Columbia, 1977-1981. Law clerk United States District Court South Carolina, Greenville, 1982-1983. Associate Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole, PA, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984-1985.

Partner Jones & Granger, Houston, 1986-1995. Principal, founder Roven & Associates, PC, since 1995. Appointed liason counsel FELA Plaintiffs' Committee, Asbestos Multi-District Litigation United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania.

Achievements

  • Bar: South Carolina 1981, United States District Court South Carolina 1981, Texas 1986, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1986, Nebraska 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1994.

Membership

Board directors Chrysalis Repertory Dance Company, Houston, 1991-1994, member advisory board 1994-1998. Fellow Association of Trial Lawyers of America (railroad litigation section 1992-1994), Academy Rail Labor Attorneys (chairman occupational disease division 1990-1993, Advocate of Year 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horse breeding, training, long distance running.

Connections

Married October 25, 1986 (divorced July, 1992). Children: Melanie, Julia.

father:
Philip MOrris

mother:
Joyce Roven

spouse:
October 25

children:
Melanie Roven

Julia Roven