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educator , Lawyer

Michael James Elston, American Lawyer, educator. Bar: Illinois 1994, Missouri 1997, Kansas 1998, United States Court Appeals (10th and 11thcirs.) 1997, United States District Court Missouri 1997, United States Court Appeals (7th and 8th circuits) 1995, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1995, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1997.

Background

Elston, Michael James was born on February 7, 1969 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Son of James L. and Barbara Emanuel.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Drake University, 1991. Juris Doctor with high honors, Duke University, 1994.

Career

Law clerk to Honorary Pasco. M. Bowman United States Court Appeals (8th circuit), Kansas City, Missouri, 1994-1996. Associate Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, Professional Corporation, 1997-1999.

Assistant United States Attorney Northern District Illinois, 1999—2002. Special counsel to assistant attorney general Office of Legal Policy, 2001—2002. Assistant United States Attorney, chief appellate section Eastern District Virginia, 2002—2006.

Council United States Attorney, 2005—2006. Senior council assistant attorney general Criminal Division, 2005—2006. Chief of staff Office of Deputy Attorney General, 2005—2007.

Partner McGuireWoods LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, McLean, Virginia. Adjunct professor law University Missouri, Kansas City, 1995-1999. Commissioner United States Sentencing Commission, 2005-2006.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1994, Missouri 1997, Kansas 1998, United States Court Appeals (10th and 11thcirs.) 1997, United States District Court Missouri 1997, United States Court Appeals (7th and 8th circuits) 1995, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1995, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Grand Jury Law & Practice, 1997.

Membership

Chairman National Advisory Board Student Life, Drake U., since 1998, volunteer cook Kansas City Cmty. Kitchen, 1994-1996. Member American Bar Association (litigation section since 1994), Theta Chi (regional counselor since 1993, legal affairs committee since 1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: baseball.

Connections

Married Julie Ann Bohardt, December 11, 1999.

father:
James L.

mother:
Barbara Emanuel

spouse:
Julie Ann Bohardt