MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT


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.

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