James D. Ridgway

Portrait of James D. Ridgway
Title:
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Email:
jridgway@law.gwu.edu

James D. Ridgway is the Chief Counsel for Policy and Procedure at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. He clerked for the Hon. Kenneth Kramer, an original member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), and was the senior law clerk to the Hon. Alan G. Lance, Sr. for nearly eight years. In between his periods with the CAVC, Mr. Ridgway was an assistant state attorney in Chicago for five years. While in Chicago, he taught appellate advocacy at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Mr. Ridgway is the president of the CAVC's bar association for 2012-13. As part of the Board of Governor’s for the bar association, he publishes the quarterly Veterans Law Journal, helped found the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition (NVLMCC), and presents an Introduction to Veterans Law at law schools across the country.

Education

BS, College of William & Mary; JD, University of Virginia