John P. Wintrol

Portrait of John P. Wintrol
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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John Wintrol has spent more than 35 years in federal court and international litigation with extensive oral advocacy and drafting experience. His litigation background has emphasized complex civil and commercial disputes and international arbitrations. He received his BA in history and political science from Rockhurst University and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to law school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkey; after law school he clerked for Judge Howard F. Corcoran of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Upon retiring from McDermott, Will & Emery as a senior litigation partner, he opened his own firm and continues his commercial litigation practice, especially international arbitrations. 

While at McDermott, Will & Emery and prior firms, he directed and managed in-house training of young attorneys in the use of written and oral advocacy. He currently serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for its discovery skills program and its intensive and advanced trial advocacy programs. He is a past member, many times, of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


BA, Rockhurst University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center