FEATURED MOVER | John McJunkin, Baker Donelson

John McJunkin, a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, was named managing shareholder for the Washington office of Baker Donelson.

McJunkin has a national practice representing and protecting creditors’ rights in loan workouts, business bankruptcies, foreclosures and commercial litigation. He offers clients a broad range of services that include negotiating and documenting workout arrangements of complex lending relationships, and helping commercial borrowers in workout negotiations and bankruptcy planning.

His more than 27 years of commercial litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending lawsuits and arbitrations arising out of lending relationships, as well as contractual matters, real estate disputes, franchise issues, title insurance matters and business torts. He also has considerable experience litigating technology licensing issues, preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and sales of assets and cash collateral matters in the context of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

McJunkin has been listed in Chambers USA as a leading bankruptcy litigation lawyer since 2010, earned a 2018 listing in Washington Super Lawyers in the area of business bankruptcies and was previously listed in Washington and Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of bankruptcy litigation.

John McJunkin was named managing shareholder for the Washington office of Baker Donelson.

John McJunkin was named managing shareholder for the Washington office of Baker Donelson.


Resides in:

Cleveland Park area of Washington


Bachelor of Arts from Hampden-Sydney College, 1984; Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati , 1987.

If you had not chosen law as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

Most likely, high school teacher and coach. Always enjoyed sports and working with young people.

Favorite vacation:

Australia with my wife, sons and their girlfriends. Despite lengthy trip, the atmosphere is very easy to get used to and relax.

When I want to relax, I … :

Like to fly-fish (summer) or downhill skiing (winter). No more golf – takes too much time and I am horrible.

Favorite movie:

James Bond movies – very hard to pass one by.

Favorite quotation:

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” — Howard Baker, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff and Ambassador to Japan.


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