Articles

John McMeekin elected Section Secretary of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that John C. McMeekin II, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, was elected Section Secretary of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  Mr. McMeekin was elected at the American Bar Association 2017 Mid-Year meeting in Miami, Florida.  His two-year term as Section Secretary will commence at the end of the Annual Meeting in August 2017.  Until then he will continue to serve in the role of a Council Member.  He also served as the Section Revenue Officer, Chair of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, Chair of the International Law Committee, Chair of the CLE Board and is currently co-Chairing the Corporate Counsel Initiative Task Force.  In addition to dedication and service to the profession with the American Bar Association, Mr. McMeekin chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental and Toxic Tort Law Committee and been a member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court.

Mr. McMeekin follows in a long line of Rawle & Henderson partners who have dedicated themselves to the profession.  In 1878, Francis Rawle, a leader of the Rawle law offices, became one of the founders of the American Bar Association, and its first secretary and treasurer. In 1902, Francis Rawle became the American Bar Association’s president.

Mr. McMeekin is a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’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 magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. John is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and related U.S. District Courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been 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. His significant cases can be found in the BNA Law Reports and Law 360. He has volunteered as an emergency medical technician and is a volunteer firefighter with HazMat certification. He has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

John can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4324 • jmcmeekin@rawle.com