John Tedder

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Michael Baker International

John Tedder is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Michael Baker International. He serves as an important advisor responsible for guiding the firm’s legal, contracting, insurance and compliance activities.

Mr. Tedder joined Michael Baker in 2019, as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, quickly demonstrating his expertise developed during nearly 25 years working on project development, procurement and complex design and construction disputes. His experience includes work surrounding power plant capital projects, commercial development, highway/bridge construction and energy and natural resources.

Before joining Michael Baker, Mr. Tedder served as Shareholder at Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C., Partner at Duane Morris, LLP and Reed Smith, LLP, and an Associate at Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C. He also has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Construction Law and Construction Litigation.

Mr. Tedder earned his Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh and his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.



  • Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

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