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Attorney John S. Koehler

John S. Koehler

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Professional Experience
2020 – John S. Koehler, P.C., private practice attorney concentrating in state court appeals.
1995 – 2020 Judicial Law Clerk, Chambers of the Hon. Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., Supreme Court of Virginia, Salem, Virginia
1995 - 1998 Adjunct Instructor, Legal Assisting Program, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, Virginia
1993 – 1995 Judicial Law Clerk, Chambers of the Hon. Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia, Salem, Virginia
1993 – Juris Doctor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia. Activities and Awards: Winner, Bushrod T. Washington Moot Court Competition (1991); Winner, Hamilton Prize for Legal History (Paper: The German Denaturalization Cases of World War II) (1992); Moot Court Presenter, Bill of Rights Journal Supreme Court Preview Conference (1992); Team Member, National Moot Court Competition (1992); Member, Moot Court Board (1992-1993); Research Justice, William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Competition (1993)
1990 – Master of Arts, The American University, Washington, D.C. Master’s Thesis: Effect of the 1976 Copyright Act and the United States’ Admission to the Berne Convention on Academic Photographic Collections
1983 – Bachelor of Arts cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Virginia State Bar – Licensed 1993 and Admitted to State and Federal Bars of Virginia
Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association – Chairman, Education Committee 2003-2004; Judge Advocate, 2004-2005; Secretary-Treasurer, 2005-2006; 2nd Vice President, 2006-2007; 1st Vice President, 2007- 2008; President 2008-2009; Corresponding Secretary, 2009 - 2020
Continuing Legal Education – Since 1998, I have been a regular presenter at continuing legal education seminars concentrating on professional responsibility and ethics issues and have twice presented continuing paralegal education programs on legal writing
The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law – Since 2009, I have served as a volunteer for this nonprofit program which promotes state, national, and international efforts to improve the understanding of how the rule of law is essential to stable, humanitarian governments
Married to Guianina Santos Endoso since 1990; 2 children
Editor, Jurist Prudent: The Judicial Opinions of Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., Volumes 1-7 (2011-2017)