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John Joseph McAvoy, American lawyer. Bar: Idaho 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, New York 1963, United States Tax Court 1969, District of Columbia 1976.


McAvoy, John Joseph was born on June 28, 1933 in Worley, Idaho, United States. Son of Earl Francis and Florence Jewel (Mitchell) McAvoy.


Bachelor, University Idaho, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Idaho, 1958. Master of Laws, Yale University, 1959.


Assistant professor law George Washington University, Washington, 1959-1962. Staff attorney stockpile investigating subcommittee Armed Forces Committee United States Senate, 1962. Associate White & Case, New York City, 1963-1971, partner, 1972-1995.

Of counsel Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Washington, since 1995. Adjunct professor Washington College Law, American University, Washington, 1990. Mediator District of Columbia Supreme Court & United States District Court, since 1994.

Member District of Columbia committee on grievances United States District Court, 2003-2009.


Board directors New York Civil Liberties Union, 1975-1977, commissioner Uniform State Laws, since 2001. Chairman due process committee American Civil Liberties Union, 1971-1975. With United States Army, 1954-1956.

Member District of Columbia Bar Association (ethics committee 1982-1988, vice chairman 1986-1987, chairman 1987-1988), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, bicycling, foreign traveling.


Married Joan Marjorie Zeldon, September 20, 1964. Children: Jason, Jon.