Stuart W. Nolan, Jr., is a partner at Wood, Maines & Nolan, Chartered, a Washington, D.C. law firm with a traditional emphasis on serving regulated media businesses. Mr. Nolan is admitted to practice law in Virginia and before the Federal Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and DC Circuits.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Nolan received his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, where he also earned certificates from the Institute for Communications Law Studies and from the Law & Public Policy Program while working as a Research Assistant for the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion. Mr. Nolan also served as a law clerk to the prominent legislative practice of Williams & Jensen, P.C., the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, and the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. He received a B.A. degree from American University's School of Public Affairs, with majors in political science, communications, and interdisiplinary studies.
He is an active member of the Federalist Society, Federal Communications Bar Association, and the National Lawyers Association. He is a founding steering committee member of the Communications Law Institute Alumni Association, in which he currently serves as co-chairman for curriculum reform. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at Ave Maria School of Law and is Grand Knight and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a past member of the Board of Life Decisions International. He has been a Summer Scholar at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, as well as a Visiting Fellow and Research Associate at Capital Research Center, both conservative think tanks in Washington, DC.
Stu Nolan is a lifelong conservative, past president of the NRLA chapter at Catholic University of America, and past president of the College Republican chapter at American University. He most recently worked as an 2004 Election Monitor in Lawyers for Bush. He resides with his wife and three children in Northern Virginia.