J. JAMES McKENNA, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court
Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since 1986.
Assistant corporation counsel, District of Columbia, 1965-66. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1966-69. Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1970-72; Deputy State's Attorney, 1972-73. District Public Defender, District 6, Montgomery County, 1973-79. District Advisory Board, Public Defender System, Montgomery County, 1979-86. Board of Trustees, Public Defender System of Maryland, 1983-86.
Born in East Orange, New Jersey, December 17, 1935. Seton Hall University, B.A., 1958. Served in U.S. Army, 1958-60. Georgetown University Law Center, LL.B., 1963. Law clerk to Judge Edward A. Tamm, U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 1962-63. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1970. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (ethics committee, 1981-83; special committee on professional responsibility, 1982-83); Montgomery County Bar Association (judicial selections committee, 1975-77; ethics committee, 1976-80, chair, 1979-80; executive committee, 1980-81). Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (board of governors, 1981-83); National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (chair, education committee, 1984-85; pres., 1985-86). Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991. Founder, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Member, The Barristers.
July 10, 1998
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