Board of Trustees
The Honorable David W. McKeague
Trustee McKeague has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals since 2005. He previously served as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan from 1992 to 2005. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Judge McKeague was a senior partner and officer of the firm of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC, of Lansing, Michigan from 1971 to 1992.
Judge McKeague received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan in 1971. He was admitted to the Bar in 1971.
Judge McKeague is a member of the Security Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States and a member of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. He is a founding Master and past President of the American Inns of Court, Michigan State University College of Law. He previously served as a member of the Budget and Defender Services Committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States and as Chairman of the District Judges Education Committee of the Federal Judicial Center. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. He is the co-author of a chapter on Removal Jurisdiction in the third edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.
Judge McKeague is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and past President of the Michigan State University Wharton Center Advisory Council. Judge McKeague served as chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. Judge McKeague has also served as a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan, Camp Highfields, Impression 5 Science Museum, and he has served as general counsel for the Michigan Republican Party. Judge McKeague has been recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.