John Montgomery

  • Practice Groups
  • Career
  • Called in 1984 Middle Temple
    Lincoln’s Inn ad eundem.

For further information please contact:


Professor Montgomery has held University professorships in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

He has also held many guest lectureships and has contributed to numerous academic publications.


Professor Montgomery has experience practising in the following areas:

Human Rights

Ecclesiastical Law

Private International Law

Probate (including Wills and Administration of Estates)


American Law (Federal, California, Virginia, Washington State, District of Columbia)

French Law

Jewish Law

Muslim Law

He has also dealt with many major religious liberties cases before the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

International Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Significant Cases

Larissis & others v Greece European Commission and Court of Human Rights 140/1996/759-761/958

Greece v Stephens, Williams and Macris (The ‘Athens Three’) [21-24 May 1986] Court of Appeals, Athens, Greece
Rathbone v DPP [May 1996] Divisional Court (QBD) 20.1.95
Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia & others v Moldova ECHR 45701/1999 [judgment 13.12.01]
Described by Sir Nicolas Bratza, at the close of his Sir Thomas More Lecture at Lincoln’s Inn, October 2002, as the most important Article 9 case in recent years.


Author, Jurisprudence: A Book of Readings 1974 and frequently reprinted (International Scholarly Publishers)
Author, The Law Above the Law 1975 (Bethany)

Author, The Marxist Approach to Human Rights 1984 (Simon Greenleaf)

Author, Human Rights and Human Dignity 1987 (Probe) 2d ed. 1995 (Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy)

Author, Law and Morality: Friends or Foes? 1994 (University of Bedfordshire)

Author, The Repression of Evangelism in Greece 2001 (University Press of America)

Author, Christ Our Advocate 2002 (Verlag fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft)

Author, History, Law and Christianity 2002 (Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy)

In The Media

April 24 1998 New Law Journal (Vol. 148, No. 6836) published an article entitled The Criminal Standard of Proof

Author of more than 100 scholarly journal articles, many appearing in Law and Justice and in the New Oxford Review.


Bar of England and Wales

US Supreme Court Bar

California Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Washington State Bar

Inscrit au Barreau de Paris

Licenced Real Estate Broker, California
Fellow of the Victoria Institute and the American Scientific Affiliation.

Member of the Paris Bar


BA with distinction in philosophy (Cornell University)

BLS and MA (University of California at Berkeley)

BD and STM (Wittenberg University)

PhD (University of Chicago), D. de l’U. (University of Strasbourg)

MPhil (University of Essex)

LLB (LaSalle)

LLM and LLD (Cardiff University)

Diplôme cum laude, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Certificate in Mathematics and Computing (Open University)

Recipient of the Patriarch’s Medal, Romanian Orthodox Church

Bilingual (French and English)


Former Partner, Orange County (California) law firm of Moen, Montgomery and Golden.

Professor of Jurisprudence, International School of Law, Washington, DC (now the Law School of George Mason University, Virginia)

Professor Emeritus of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire

Distinguished Research Professor, Patrick Henry College, Virginia, USA

Director, International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.