The Hon. David W. McKeague was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before taking the bench, he was in private practice with Foster, Swift, Collins, and Smith from 1971 to 1992. McKeague received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1968 and his JD from the University of Michigan in 1971. McKeague taught Federal Jurisdiction at the Michigan State University College of Law for 15 years and is a frequent lecturer for other educational programs. He is the coauthor of a chapter on Removal Jurisdiction in the third edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Michigan State University College of Law and the Arts Council of Lansing. He is a founding master and past president of the American Inns of Court Chapter at Michigan State University College of Law and past president of the Wharton Center Advisory Council.