John R. McGinley Jr

John McGinley
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John R. McGinley Jr's Biography

Type Of Business:
Law firm
Marketing Area:
The resolution of large commercial cases through trial, mediation and settlement; Corporate, business, real estate, professional liability matters and nonprofit organizations
Major Product/SVS:
Legal services in a multitude of areas, including aviation, construction. employment, health care, insurance, litigation, real estate, securities, tax and transportation, among many others
Education Degrees:
JD, Duquesne University School of Law (1968); Bachelor of Science in Science, St. Bonaventure University (1965)
Affiliations Awards:
ABA; Chairman Emeritus, Independent Regulatory Review Commission; Fellow, The American College of Trial Lawyers; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation; Judicial Evaluation Commission for Appellate Judges, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Allegheny County Bar Association; Member, Former Governor, The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County; Fellow, Allegheny Bar Foundation; Former Chairman, Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company; Former Member, Corporate Advisory Board, The Department of State, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Chair and President, Ballymoney & Company; Former Director, Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club; Former Director, Wilson McGinley Inc.; Director, Duquesne University; Chairman, Rita McGinley Foundation; Former Chair, Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital
Date of Distinction:
Local Charitable Organizations
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his passion and enjoyment for the field of law.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because he had an early interest in law while growing up, which followed into his education and, eventually, his professional practice.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. McGinley served in the public sector as an assistant district attorney of Allegheny County. Afterwards, he cofounded the firm Grogan Graffam McGinley, P.C., and practiced there for more than 30 years. He joined Eckert Seamans as an equity partner in 2002. Throughout his legal career, he has successfully tried numerous high-profile cases to verdict.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Focusing on business counseling, litigation, nonprofit organizations and professional liability; Serving on the board of directors; Attending and representing clients in trials
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, St. Bonaventure University; Pennsylvania Super Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America; Irish Legal 100; AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
Looking ahead, Mr. McGinley aspires to continue to provide a high level of service to his clients and facilitate the growth of the firm. In addition, he hopes to help the firm's younger attorneys transition into full-time lawyers.
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