Board of Trustees: The Honorable David W. McKeague
Trustee McKeague was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2005. Prior to that he was appointed District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan on September 11, 1991. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge McKeague was a senior partner and officer of the firm of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC, of Lansing, Michigan.
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 Budget 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 President of the American Inns of Court, Michigan State University College of Law. He previously served as Chairman of the District Judges Education Committee of the Federal Judicial Center and was a member of the Judicial Conference's Committee on Defender Services, serving as Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee of the Defender Services Committee. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law.
Judge McKeague 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, and was a member of the National Board of Directors and Regional Chairman of the University of Michigan Law School Fund. 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 is listed 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.