THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award is the Judge Advocate Foundation’s highest award.  The Foundation established the award commemorating Chief Justice Marshall to principally recognize achievements outside military service by an individual who once served as a judge advocate, left active-duty military service, and subsequently made great contributions and achievements outside the military legal system. 

2021 – Dr.  John S. Baxter, Col, USAF, Ret

2020 – No dinner/No award

2019 – Harry Pearce, USAFA Grad, USAF JA, Executive VP, GC, and Vice-Chairman of General Motors

2018 – Major General (Ret.) Kenneth Gray, Retired U. S. Army DJAG and VP for Student Affairs at WVU

2017 – Ambassador Richard Verma (USAF)

2016 –  Judge Coral Wong Pietsch, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and BG, JA, USAR (Ret.)

2015 –  Professor Frederic I. Lederer, William & Mary School of Law(USA/USAR)

2014 –  Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (USA)

2013 –  No Award/No Dinner due to sequestration and construction of new AN Club

2012 – Dean Blake Morant, Wake Forest School of Law (USA)

2011 – John T. (“Til”) Hazel, Jr., Esq. (USA)

2010 – Patrick E. Higginbotham, Senior Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (USAF)

2009 – Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Columbia (USA)

2008 – William P. Greene, Jr., Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USA)

2007 – Congressman Roger F. Wicker (USAF)

2006 – H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USA)

2005 – Major General William K. Suter, USA (Ret.), Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States

2004 – Senator Lindsey O. Graham (USAF)

2003 – Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (USN)

2002 – H. Robert Mayer, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (USA)

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Respected Virginia Beach criminal defense firm seeking to hire an associate attorney with position opening Jan 1, 2023.

The firm's current main practice areas are state, federal and military criminal defense, with a small personal-injury caseload. The firm's founder, Greg D. McCormack, is shifting to "of-counsel" status at the end of 2022, and his robust military criminal defense practice will continue to draw significant consultations. Greg served in the US Army JAG Corps from 1979 to 1982, and has since built a widely-known and respected practice serving military members around the world who are facing court-martial, administrative separation, and other legal issues within the military. The firm is located in the Lynnhaven area of Virginia Beach, but handles civilian cases throughout Greater Hampton Roads, and military cases worldwide. Two full-time paralegals and an office manager are on staff.

The ideal candidate will have 4+ years experience in the JAG Corps, significant courtroom/litigation experience, and must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with significant case-load. Associate responsibilities will include intake of new civilian and military consultations, full handling of civilian misdemeanor and felony cases from intake through disposition, conducting jail visits with incarcerated clients, and trial preparation for pending contested matters in circuit and federal court. If the selected candidate is prior member of the JAG Corps, the responsibilities would extend to representation of military members in courts-martial, administrative separation boards, boards of inquiry, and security clearance matters. This representation may include some paid travel outside of the local area, if the candidate is willing to travel for cases.

The successful candidate will be provided a large fully-furnished office and support staff, with no responsibilities for any overhead. Residency in South Hampton Roads is required, as the position is in-person and not remote. Virginia Bar admission or immediate reciprocal waiver eligibility is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, with possibility of performance-based bonuses, and benefits are included.

Contact jlm@mccormackpc.com with inquiries.