The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 3, 2019: John McMeekin elected Chair Elect of ABA TIPS
John C. McMeekin II
, a member of Rawle & Henderson’s executive committee, was elected chair elect of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section at the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco.
He currently serves as vice chair of ABA TIPS. He will assume the role of the section chair in August 2020.
The TIPS section of the ABA represents private, in house, governmental, military and public interest lawyers and affiliate members. The TIPS provides opportunities for lawyers to gain knowledge and experience in their given practices. The TIPS section encourages members and attendees at conferences and CLE events to network and develop their individual brands with the backing and support of the section and its leaders. TIPS promotes the practice of law with its Leadership Academy and National Trial Academy as well as promoting sustained diversity in the practice combined with civic and public service engagement.
McMeekin also served the ABA as a council member, section secretary, the section revenue officer, chair of the toxic tort and environmental law committee, chair of the international law committee, and chair of the CLE board.
He is currently co-chairing the corporate counsel initiative task force.
In addition to his service with the ABA, McMeekin chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association environmental and toxic tort law committee and was a member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court.
McMeekin was involved in local public service as president of the Radnor Township school board and president of the Delaware County intermediate unit. He served as a board member and member of the Radnor Volunteer Fire Co. and member of the Delaware County Community Foundation, which provides grants to vulnerable citizens in the community.
McMeekin is a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office.
He represents clients as local, national and trial counsel in environmental, toxic and mass torts product and related class actions, products liability, insurance coverage and aviation litigation. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. McMeekin is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and related U.S. district courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
He was published in professional and law review journals on a variety of topics related to toxic tort and environmental litigation throughout the United States and at law schools in Japan, China and Korea.
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