Full Name
Jeffrey P. Minear Esq.
Job Title
United States Supreme Court (Ret.)
Speaker Bio
Jeffrey P. Minear served as Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States from September 2006 through September 2022. Mr. Minear previously served as senior litigation counsel and assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States from 1985 to 2006, where he argued 56 cases before the Supreme Court. He joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1983 as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division, after a one-year clerkship with Judge Monroe G. McKay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Minear received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah College of Engineering in 1977. He received a master of science degree in resource policy and management in 1982 from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. Mr. Minear has held appointments as a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University Law School and the University of Utah College of Law, and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. In 2014, he served as the Peter Mullen Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Mr. Minear is currently serving on an international arbitration panel addressing water resource development disputes between Pakistan and India under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960.