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John Martin Bray, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, District of Columbia 1968. Named one of "Twenty Leading Litig." Washington, Washington Legal Times, 2003, 75 Best Lawyers in Washington, Washingtonian survey magazine, 2002.

Background

Bray, John Martin was born on February 7, 1939 in St. Louis. Son of Edward Joseph and Rosemary Margaret Bray.

Education

Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, St. Louis University, 1962.

Career

Worked at Schwalb, Donnenfeld, Bray & Silbert, A Professional Corporation (Washington, DC) specializing in Corporate Litigation, Tax and Securities Litigation, White Collar Crime Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1962, Missouri. 1965, United States. Supreme Court.

1968, District of Columbia and United States. Tax Court.

Alpha Sigma Nu. Member, Order of Woolsack.

Editor-in-Chief, St. Louis University Law Journal, 1962. Law Lecturer, Tax Practice and Procedure, Georgetown Law Center, 1980—. Trial Attorney, Tax Division, United States.

Department of Justice, 1962-1966. Partner, 1973-1978 and Associate, 1968-1973, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn. Partner, Schwalb, Donnenfeld, Bray & Silbert, 1978—.

Member, Board of Trustees, St. Louis University, 1980-1992, 1994—. Member: District of Columbia Bar. Federal (Chairman, Committee on Sanctions, Civil and Criminal of the Council on Taxation, 1978-1984) and American (Chairman, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, 1979-1981.

Chairman, Committee on Complex Crimes Litigation, 1987-1989. Member, Sections of: Taxation. Criminal Justice; Litigation) Bar Associations.

J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court (Master of Bench). Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers. Military: With USNR, Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Membership

Member, Order of Woolsack. Editor-in-Chief, St. Louis University Law Journal, 1962. Law Lecturer, Tax Practice and Procedure, Georgetown Law Center, 1980—.

Trial Attorney, Tax Division, United States. Department of Justice, 1962-1966. Partner, 1973-1978 and Associate, 1968-1973, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn.

Partner, Schwalb, Donnenfeld, Bray & Silbert, 1978—. Member, Board of Trustees, St. Louis University, 1980-1992, 1994—. Member: District of Columbia Bar.

Federal (Chairman, Committee on Sanctions, Civil and Criminal of the Council on Taxation, 1978-1984) and American (Chairman, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, 1979-1981. Chairman, Committee on Complex Crimes Litigation, 1987-1989. Member, Sections of: Taxation.

Criminal Justice; Litigation) Bar Associations. J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court (Master of Bench). Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

Military: With USNR, Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Irish history.

Connections

Married Joan Maguire, November 24, 1971. Children: Kathleen, John P.