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 Manufacture Alabama Iron and Steel Council (Vice Chairman); Cornerstone Schools; Workshops, Inc. (providing life skills and job training for the handicapped and disabled); the Business Council of Alabama; the Freshwater Land Trust (Chair-elect); the Cahaba River Society; the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Birmingham Council; Mt. Brook Athletics (Past Chairman and President); 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; 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.