John Everett Seddelmeyer


John Everett Seddelmeyer



John Everett Seddelmeyer was born in Hammond, Indiana. After graduating from Hammond High School, in 1967, Seddelmeyer enrolled at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He received his A.B. degree, in History and Philosophy, in 1971. In the fall of 1971, Seddelmeyer enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, Seddelmeyer served as a Notes Editor for the Indiana Law Journal (v.49) and authored the note, “The ABCD’s of Indiana Legitimation Law” (see below). Seddelmeyer received his JD degree from Indiana, Cum Laude, in 1974.

Seddelmeyer’s legal career began in Houston, Texas, working in the law department of Exxon Company, USA. He would remain with Exxon for his entire career, working in legal positions of increasingly responsibility. He retired in 2014 as ExxonMobil’s Senior Counsel for Legal Policy. During his long career with the company, Seddelmeyer managed hundreds of attorneys working on complex issues ranging from the Valdez oil spill to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. After retiring, he became an adjunct faculty member at the Southern Methodist Dedmans School of Law in Dallas, as well as becoming a consultant and legal advisor.

An avid opera fan, Seddelmeyer has hosted annual visits to the Indiana University opera for IU law students. For more than a decade, he served as a member of the school’s Environmental Law Advisory Board. In 2014, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law presented Seddelmeyer its Distinguished Service Award.


Maurer Alumni, Distinguished Service Award, Exxon Mobil


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