The Honorable don John McClellan Marshall

ArtSciLab Ethics and Legal Advisor

Senior Judge, Fourteenth Judicial District of Texas, sitting by assignment, 2001-present
Judge Presiding, Sabine Valley Child Protection Court, 2001-2004


Served as Judge Presiding, Municipal Court of Muenster, Texas, 1976-1980, Judge Presiding, Fourteenth Judicial District of Texas, 1981-2000; Judge for the Dallas County Emergency Medical-Legal Project, 1986-2000, Judge of the Sabine Valley Child Protection Court, 2001-2004; Visiting Judge, 2001-present. Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Judge [Chapter 151, TCPRC].


BA – Virginia Military Institute, 1965 (Valedictorian); MA – Vanderbilt University, 1966; Juris Doctor (JD) – Southern Methodist University, 1975; LL.D. (Honorary), Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional 1985. Member of The International Academy of Astronautics, elected 1999. Life Fellow of the College of State Bar of Texas; Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Charter and Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation.

Initiated as Honorary Member of Montieth Inn (SMU) of The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, 2000. Appointed Phi Delta Phi Province President (Europe), 2001-2015. Organized the first Phi Delta Phi Inn in Europe at Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland [this Inn is named in his honor]. Expanded European membership to Germany [establishing Inns at Hamburg, Tübingen, Munich, Frankfurt am Main, and Heidelberg] and has approached a university in the United Kingdom. Elected to Council, 2012. Assisted in establishment of the Phi Delta Phi Hall at Virginia Military Institute, 2014. Elected International Vice President of Phi Delta Phi, 2015-2018.

Prize-winning author [George Washington Medal of Freedoms Foundation (“The Bill of Rights”) and State Bar College best article of the year 1999], specializing in procedural law [co-author, West’s Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Annotated since 1996], legal ethics, and cyberethics. Associate Historian, Florida Institute of Technology, 1970-71 [wrote history of Apollo/Saturn V Launch Operations at Kennedy Space Center]. Technical Instructor, Skylab Program at KSC, 1971-73. Presenter, International Astronautical Congress, Brussels, 1971; Oslo, 1995. Honorary Professor of the University, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University [UMCS], Lublin, Poland, title conferred 2004 (since 1993 annually teaches a course in American history and Constitutional Law, including demonstration jury trial with attorneys from the United States). Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, 2012-present. Visiting Professor of Law: University of Transylvania, Brasov, Romania; Nicholas Copernicus University, Toruń; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan; University of Łódz, Łódz; Wrocław University, Wrocław, Poland; Alexander Pushkin State University, Brest, Belarus. Visiting Lecturer in Law: Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Catholic University of Lublin [KUL], Lublin, Poland; University of Riga, Latvia. Speaker at MEDEL Conference, Kraków, Poland, 2018 – “The Constitution and the Independent Judiciary”.


Born on 9 October 1943 in Dallas, Texas. Mensa. Colonel, Texas State Guard (Ret. [served as Inspector General]). Knight [de onore] de jure sanguinis, Sacred and Military Constantinian Order of St. George. Hereditary Member, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia. 33º Inspector General Honorary, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry [coronetted 2011], Past Venerable Master of the Dallas Bodies. Life Member, Order of St. Luke the Physician. II Anglican Bishop of Texas, consecrated 2010,; elevated as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Southern Province of The Catholic Charismatic Church (Old Catholic Succession), 2012-2017; Vicar General, 2017; succeeded as V Patriarch and Metropolitan Archbishop of The Catholic Charismatic Church, June 2018. Life Member, Mensa (elected Vice President of North Texas Mensa, 2017-present). Chairman of the Board, SkinzWraps, Inc., 2012-2014. Sailplane student pilot, sailboat racer, and 2º black belt [tae kwon do]. Married to Jamie Lynn H. Marshall, daughters Alexandra and Victoria.

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