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John Michael McWilliams, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, United States Court International Trade 1991, United States Court Military Appeals 1992; certified mediator National Association of Securities Dealers, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.


McWilliams, John Michael was born on August 17, 1939 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of William J. and Helen (Disharon) McWilliams.


Georgetown University (Bachelor of Science, 1964). University of Maryland (Bachelor of Laws, 1967). University of Baltimore (Doctor of Laws, Honorary).


Admitted to the bar, 1967, Maryland. 1970, United States. Supreme Court. 1991, United States. Court of International Trade.

Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review, 1966-1967. Contributing Author: "Constitutional Revision Study Documents," Maryland Constitutional Convention Commission, 1966-1967. Law Clerk to Roszel C. Thomsen, Chief Judge, United States.

District Court for the District of Maryland, 1967-1968. Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, 1969-1976. General Counsel, Maryland Department of Transportation, 1971-1976.

Distinguished Neutral Panelist, Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution. Mediator and Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association. Certified Mediator, National Association of Securities Dealers.

President-Elect Clinton's Transition Team, Senior Advisory Committee, Justice Cluster, 1992. Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Corresponding Member, Institute of International Business Law and Practice, 1994—.

Member, Governor's Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1973-1977. Chairman, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 1984-1989. Member, Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1980-1981.

Chairman, Maryland Advisory Counsel to the National Legal Services Corporation, 1976-1977. Member, Board of Directors, American Academy of Judicial Education, 1977. Member, National Board of Advisors, Ohio Journal on Dispute Resolution.

Member: The Bar Association of Baltimore City. Maryland State (President, 1981-1982) and American (President, 1992-1993, and Chairman, House of Delegates, 1986-1988) Bar Associations. American Judicature Society (Member, Board of Directors, 1974-1981.

Member, Executive Committee, 1975-1977). National Conference of Bar Presidents (Member, Executive Council, 1982-1985). American Law Institute.

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1980-1982). Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation.


Chairman Maryland. advisory county to National Legal Superior vena cava syndrome Corporation, 1975-1978. Member Governor's Commission to Revise Annotated Code Maryland, 1973-1978. Transition director Maryland.

Governor-Elect Harry Hughes, 1978-1979. Member Maryland. Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1980. Member Greater Baltimore Committee, 1979-1994.

Member Executive Committee Economics Development Council Greater Baltimore, 1979-1983. Vice Chairman of the Board Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, 1980-1983. Member Maryland. Economics and Cmty.

Development Advisory Commission, 1983-1987. Chairman of the Board Maryland. Economics Development Corporation, 1984-1989.

Served to 1stlt. United States Army, 1958-1960. Fellow American Bar Foundation (board directors 1986-1988, 91-93), International Academy Mediators, Maryland. Bar Foundation (director 1980-1982).

Member American Bar Association (president 1992-1993, member house of deals since 1976, chairman 1986-1988, chairman Maryland. delegate 1976-1986, board editors journal 1986-1988, 91-93) Maryland. Bar Association (president 1981-1982), National Conference BarPres. (executive council 1982-1985), Bar Association Baltimore City, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society (director 1974-1981, Executive Committee 1975-1977), American Academy Judicial Education (director 1977), American Arbitration Association (various panels), Maryland.

Law Review (trustee 1980-1983), Maryland. Institute Continuing Education Lawyers (trustee 1980-1983), Institute International Business Law and Practice (correspondent), Maryland. Club, Rule Day Club.


Married Frances Edelen McCabe, May 30, 1970. Children: M. Edelen, J. Michael Junior, James McC.