John Michael Phelps, Esq.
   
   
   
 

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John Michael Phelps, Esq.

John Michael Phelps, the son of John and Dorothy Phelps, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Mr. Phelps was graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971.  He was graduated from the University of California - Hastings College of the Law with a J.D. in 1975.  Mr. Phelps is married to the former Irene Louise Cappelloni, and has one son, David Jason Phelps.  Mr. Phelps has practiced as an attorney in San Francisco, California, for more than thirty-six years.

Society Memberships
* Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut (Chair, Committee
   on Pretensions; former President of the California Association)
* General Society of Colonial Wars (former Lieutenant Governor of the
   California State Society)
* National Gavel Society
* Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (former Governor General; 
   former Governor of the California State Society)
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims  (Honorary Governor
   General)
* Presidential Families of America (Honorary President General)
* Order Of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens  (President
   General)
* Winthrop Society (President)
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Counselor General;
   former Governor of the California Society)
*
National Society Americans of Royal Descent (member of the Most
   Venerable Order of Saint Louis
)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
* Aztec Club of 1847
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Surety)
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192  (Chancellor General)
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Treasurer General)
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty (Counselor General; Founding Member)
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

* Jamestowne Society
* Order of Lafayette

*
Descendants of Signers of the Constitution
* General Society of the War of 1812
* Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy (former Chancellor
   General)
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
   (former Chancellor General)
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
   (Chancellor General)
* Order of First Families of Connecticut (Chancellor General; Charter
   Member)
*
Order of the First Families of Maine
* National Society Sons of American Colonists (Advocate General)

* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (former
   Chancellor of the California Society)
* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* General Society Sons of the Revolution (General Solicitor)
* Dutch Colonial Society of Delaware
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen, 1607-1783 (Master Guilder)
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations
* Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
* First Families of Ohio

* Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
* National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* Society of Indiana Pioneers
* Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
* Descendants
of the Founders of Ancient Windsor
* Society of the Founders of Norwich, Connecticut
* Saybrook Colony Founders Association
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire, 1622-1680 (Founding
   Member and Parliamentarian)
* Order of First Families of Vermont 1609-1791 
* Founders of the New Haven Colony
 

Chivalric Orders
* The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
   (bestowed by Elizabeth II, Queen of England)
* Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Priory of Saint
   Francis, Secretary and Master of Postulants)


Other Notes
  
Mr. Phelps is currently a member of: the State Bar of California since 1975; the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of California since 1975; the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California since 1977; the U.S. District Court, Central District of California since 1978; the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California since 1978; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit since 1978; the Bar Association of San Francisco since 1975; the Lawyers Club of San Francisco since 1975; the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys since 1995; and the Executives Association of San Francisco since 2001.

Mr. Phelps is a former winner of the Princeton University's S. Barksdale Penick Award.  He also twice was awarded the William C. Van Siclen Award by the Princeton Club of Northern California.

Mr. Phelps was a member of the Princeton University National Committee on Schools for four years and served as chair of the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee for Northern California for nearly ten years. He has served as Chair of the Marin County Schools Committee from 2002 to present.  He also currently serves on the Princeton Prize on Race Relations for the San Francisco Bay Area.  Mr. Phelps was the Princeton University, Class of 1971, Secretary from 1996-2001 and President 2001-2006.

J. Michael Phelps is very active in his local community. He is a current and longtime Board Member and Sponsor of the Marin Shakespeare Company and the chair of its Human Relations Committee. Mr. Phelps previously served as Secretary of the Reedlands Homeowners Association for several years.  He served as Marin County Little League Assistant District Administrator for three years, and President of Tiburon Peninsula Little League for five years (having served previously as a Coach for several years).  He was also a Coach of the Tiburon Peninsula Soccer League.

   
   
   
 
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