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Cameron, John

Adjunct Professor
Winter 2021

966 Legal Research

Professor John G. Cameron Jr. is a member of Dickinson Wright, PLLC. He practices principally in the areas of real estate, construction, and general business law. He is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, and North Carolina, and in the U.S. Supreme Court and in various federal circuit and district courts. Professor Cameron attended the U.S. Naval Academy, received his AB in economics and business administration from Albion College in 1971, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 1974, and received his LLM from the University of Michigan Law School in 2016. He served as law clerk to the Hon. William H. Webster, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in 1974–1975.

Professor Cameron has written numerous book chapters and articles and, in addition to writing the two-volume Michigan Real Property Law: Principles and Commentary (Michigan ICLE, 3rd ed.), is the author of the five-volume treatise Michigan Real Estate Forms and Practice (LexisNexis) and A Practitioner's Guide to Construction Law (ALI-ABA). Michigan Real Property Law has been cited as authority in more than 100 reported decisions.

An elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), Professor Cameron serves as an adviser to the ongoing ALI Restatement of Property project, and serves or has served on the following ALI member consultative groups: Restatement of Property, Third (Servitudes); Revision of UCC Article 2; Restatement of Agency, Third; Restatement of Restitution, Third; Project on the Law of Nonprofit Organizations; and Project on Governmental Ethics. He also was elected to membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and for six years served on the national board of editors of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.

Professor Cameron currently is a member of the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Task Force on Professional Ethics and was its public director from 2014 to 2016. In 2012, he was named one of 25 Michigan "Leaders in the Law." He is listed in "Who's Who in American Law" and "The Best Lawyers in America," and was named a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, and the Grand Rapids Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and Construction Lawyer of the Year in 2012. Professor Cameron is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. He served on the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee from 2008 to 2014, was its chair from 2012 to 2014, and is a member of the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee.

A former instructor of real estate law at Grand Valley State University's Seidman School of Business and Grand Rapids Community College, Professor Cameron lectures frequently on real estate law for various organizations, including ALI-CLE and Michigan ICLE.