John Adams ’96

Midlothian, Virginia
Appointed: June 2022 by Gov. Glenn Youngkin
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Portrait of John Adams ’96John A. Adams is a partner with McGuireWoods where he represents corporations, boards, and executives facing significant legal and reputational risk in criminal, regulatory, civil and congressional proceedings.

After earning his degree in economics and business at VMI, he served as a surface warfare officer in the Navy, deploying to the Middle East and Central and South America, until 2000. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law. Adams previously served as the secretary of the VMI Club of Richmond and spent ten years on the board of the VMI Foundation.