MUNGER CHADWICK HAS A NEW PARTNER!By: admin | 0 Comments
We at Munger Chadwick, P.L.C., are pleased to introduce our new partner, Michael J. Woodruff. A 1972 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Michael was a partner at Griffith & Thornburgh, a Santa Barbara, California, law firm, during a thirteen year practice, before moving to Northern Virginia in 1985. He was the Director of the Center for Law & Religious Freedom, specializing in a First Amendment practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. While directing the legal work of the Center, he became the Acting Executive Director of the Christian Legal Society. He joined Gammon & Grange, P.C. in McLean, Virginia as a shareholder in 1990 and served a term as its managing partner. For 12 years he specialized in nonprofit law, trusts and estates, and litigation.
He was outside general counsel to a college in Massachusetts and taught classes in nonprofit law for George Mason University, government seminars for Eastern Nazarene College, and professional ethics for pastoral counselors for Loyola College of Maryland. He served as President and CEO of the Charles Malik Foundation in 2002-2004. His community service included being the senior warden at Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax, Virginia and the chancellor of The Falls Church Episcopal Church. In 2004, he returned to California as the first General Counsel of The Salvation Army in any of the four territories.
His work for the Western Territory included thirteen western states and several Pacific island countries. He was a member and then chair of the National Legal Commission of The Salvation Army, providing an example for providing legal services with in-house counsel, a model now used by the four territories of The Salvation Army in the United States. He is licensed to practice in California and Virginia and has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell as Preeminant AV for over twenty four years.
He lives with his wife Taraneh in Tucson. He has three children and seven grandchildren.