WWE Attorney Jerry McDevitt Reveals He's "Headed Into Retirement"

WWE's legal ace is looking to wind down

WWE's longtime attorney Jerry McDevitt has revealed that he is considering retirement and has informed Vince McMahon of his plans. 

McDevitt has worked with WWE for 25 years and has represented the company and Vince himself during some high-profile cases, including when McMahon stood trial in 1994 after being charged with possession and distribution of anabolic steroids. 

Speaking with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, McDevitt said: 

"I've been trying to turn it down a little bit as I’m headed into retirement. 

"But because of my longstanding relationship with WWE, I continue to represent them, although I keep telling Vince I do want to retire. Most relationships nowadays with lawyers and publicly traded companies are at the general counsel level. Outside lawyers work with the general counsel of the company and never with the CEO or chairman of the board." 

Elaborating on his relationship with the WWE Chairman, he said:

"But my contact and my relationship is directly with and to Vince. It always has been. It always will be. That’s kind of a unique relationship in the landscape of the law these days for the outside counsel to have that sort of direct relationship." 

McDevitt is noted for his tenacity in the courtroom and has a strong record when it comes to his work with WWE. On a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross had this to say about him: 

"I can tell you this, man. If I were ever in bad trouble and I needed a badass MF, as far as a lawyer, he's the guy. He's the smartest, most strategic. He's got great street smarts, and amazingly high IQ. And boy, he's done great work for WWE, and made his firm and himself a fortune off of the services he's provided Vince." 

H/T to 411Mania

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