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John William Pestle, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1975, United States District Ct (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th and District of Columbia circuits) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

Background

Pestle, John William was born on February 28, 1948 in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. Son of Ray Irving and Annette Adelia (Lilley) Pestle.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1970. Master of Arts magna cum laude, Yale University, 1972. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University Michigan, 1975.

Career

Associate Varnum, Riddering, Wierengo & Christenson, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1975-1980. Partner Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, since 1980, co-chairman energy and telecommunications practice group, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Bar: Michigan 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1975, United States District Ct (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th and District of Columbia circuits) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contribution articles to professional journals.

Membership

President Blodgett Neighborhood Association, Grand Rapids, 1982-1988. Board directors Blodgett Memorial Medical Center Community Relations, 1983-1988, Michigan Trails council Girl Scouts United States, 1982-1987. Trustee Harvard Glee Club Foundation, since 1987.

Secretary Nuclear Non-Oper. Owners Group, 1988-1993. Member American Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association (cogeneration and small power production commission), Michigan State Bar Association (chairman municipal utilities commission, chairman public corporation law section), State Bar Michigan Foundation, Grand Rapids Bar Association, American Public Power Association (vice chairman legal section 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987), Harvard Club Western Michigan (secretary 1976-1982).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, skating, photography, gardening.

Connections

Married Penelope Mendenhall, October 11, 1969. Children: William Joseph, Sarah Lilley.

father:
Ray Irving Pestle

mother:
Annette Adelia (Lilley) Pestle

spouse:
Penelope Mendenhall

children:
William Joseph Pestle

Sarah Lilley Pestle