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Judge Christopher McNeil

Administrative Law Judge Christopher B. McNeil has been a United States ALJ since 2009. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Kansas Public Defender for the 8th Judicial District in Junction City, Kansas, and engaged in private practice as a litigator in Kansas and Ohio, and as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General. He served as an Administrative Hearing Examiner in Ohio between 1988 and 1994, presiding over administrative enforcement actions for state regulatory agencies, including the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Ohio Medical Board, and the Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. He has served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.

ALJ McNeil holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas, and Ph.D. in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada – Reno. He has served on the faculty of the National Judicial College, and for fifteen years taught administrative law, legal reasoning, legal writing, and legal research at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the clinical primer, Administrative Agency Litigation, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and served as editor and contributing author of the National Judicial College Deskbook on Evidence for Administrative Law Judges. His publications can be accessed at