John Bartkowiak     

     John B. Bartkowiak, Jr. was born and raised in the Canton section of Baltimore, Maryland and attended Mount Saint Joseph High School. His work experience prior to completing his formal education includes tenures as both a steelworker and a stevedore. In 2004 he concluded a 36 year career with Northrop Grumman Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland.

     Highlights during John's career with Northrop Grumman include:

  • Structuring and negotiating numerous U.S. Government and international contracts, including nearly 50 international trips (primarily to Europe and the Far East)
  • Monitoring federal and international acquisition regulations, drafting policy and counseling management regarding same
  • Administering a world network of subsidiary entities
  • Directing numerous economic and training grants with the State of Maryland and local governments
  • Holding a Secret Clearance during that period.  

For the past 20 years John has acted as pro-bono counsel to many of the Vietnam Veterans organizations in Maryland, as well as, other non-profit corporations and their individual members, advising them on a broad array of business, personal and fundraising matters.

Since 2004, John has been in the private practice of law in Towson, Maryland.


B.S., Economics, University of Maryland (1967)

J.D., University of Baltimore (1973)

M.A., Economics, Morgan State University (1985)


Bar Admissions

State of Maryland (1974)

U.S. District Court of Maryland (1978)

U.S. Supreme Court (1978)

U.S. Court of International Trade (1981)

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (1991)


Selected Professional Affiliations

Maryland State Bar Association

     - International Law Committee

The Maryland/DC District Export Council

The Society for International Affairs

Baltimore County Bar Association

The American Legion

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America


Board Memberships

2000-2004 Veterans Resource Network Association, Inc.

2004-Present  Towson Chamber of Commerce



1967-1973 U.S. Army Reserve

     430th Transportation Co., Curtis Bay, Md.

     Sergeant E-5 (Stevedore Foreman)


Community Co-Founder: Counsel (pro-bono):

Maryland Veterans Foundation, Inc. (1983-Present)

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

     - Baltimore Chapter 451 (1989-Present)

Glenn L. Martin

     - Maryland Aviation Museum, Inc. (1990-2004)