Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack

John Doar

Senior Counsel

The firm's senior counsel, John Doar, is widely respected for his leadership in connection with several of the most significant legal events of recent history. He served as First Assistant and then Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Dept. of Justice, from 1960 to 1967, the critical years of the civil rights movement. He also served as Special Counsel to the House of Representatives with respect to the impeachment of President Nixon and as counsel to the judicial investigation of a sitting federal judge (which ultimately led to his impeachment). Mr. Doar's extensive experience with the most difficult and complex commercial and personal disputes, including major antitrust, contract, insurance, bank fraud, healthcare and estate-related litigation, makes him a uniquely qualified counselor and trial attorney.


  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, 1949
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1944

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, 1987 - 1993
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of California
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit, In the Matter of Certain Complaints Against U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings, Counsel, Investigating Committee, 1983 - 1988
  • House of Representatives, Special Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon, 1973 - 1974
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant D & S Corp., Brooklyn, NY, President, 1968 - 1973
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, 1965 - 1967
  • U.S. Department of Justice, First Assistant, Civil Rights Division, 1960 - 1965

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