Rotary Club Symposium
James E. McDonald, of counsel to the Firm and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law, spoke to the South Miami Rotary Club on March 1 about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jim, former senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations, discussed how the lack of a definitive resolution of President Kennedy’s murder by both the Warren Commission and his committee and by the avoidance of a hard focus on unexplained associations of Lee Harvey Oswald with the U.S. intelligence agencies contributed to the public’s distrust of government.
Prior to joining the House Select Committee on Assassinations, Jim served as an FBI agent, assistant U.S. attorney in Miami and counsel to the Governor of Florida, Ruben Askew. Jim has been in private law practice since leaving the Committee in 1978 and joined McLuskey & McDonald in 2009. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation and renewable energy.