James M. Proctor, II serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of McWane, Inc. Mr. Proctor joined the company as general counsel in 1995. Prior to coming to McWane, he was a shareholder of the law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC in Birmingham, where he specialized in commercial litigation.
Mr. Proctor serves on the boards of the Business Council of Alabama (and also on the executive committee and as general counsel), Manufacture Alabama’s Iron and Steel Council; Cornerstone Schools; Workshops, Inc. (providing life skills and job training for the handicapped and disabled);;; and the Norton Board of Advisors, Birmingham-Southern College.
Mr. Proctor was named to Law & Politics' List of Alabama Super Lawyers and Birmingham Business Journal's Who's Who in Law and Accounting 2006.
Mr. Proctor is a member of the American Bar Association (recipient of Andrew Hecker Memorial Award, past member of Council and Financial Officer of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section); the Alabama State Bar Association; Association of Corporate Counsel; Birmingham Inns of Court; Leadership Birmingham; Project Corporate Leadership; Canterbury United Methodist Church; the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Panel; the Society of International Business Fellow’s and the Downtown Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Proctor graduated from the University of Virginia in 1981 with a B.A. in history and economics and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984, where he was an editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board.