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John Joseph Yanas

John Joseph Yanas, American lawyer, director. Bar: New York 1954, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962.


  • Yanas, John Joseph was born on July 18, 1929 in Albany, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, Russell Sage College, 1947—1950. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1989.


    • Associate Casey, Honikel & Wisely, Albany, 1954—1960. Partner Dugan, Casey, Burke & Lyons, 1960—1969, Casey, Yanas, Mitchell & Amerling, Albany, 1969—1984, Casey, Yanas, Clyne, Mitchell & Amerling, Albany, 1984—1988, Degraff, Foy, & Kunz LLP, since 1989. Counsel Albany County Public Welfare District, 1959—1960.

      Member Albany City Civil Service Commission, 1970—1973, Albany County Civil Service Commission, 1970—1973. Justice Albany City Court, 1973—1977.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1954, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962.


    Trustee Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, 1972—2002, chair, 1992. Trustee Home & City Savings Bank, 1974—1991. Chair Albany Law School, 1993, 1975—2001.

    Fellow: American Bar Association, New York Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation. Member: Albany County Bar Association (chairman committee continuing legal education 1977-1980, president 1978), New York State Bar Association (chairman committee New York State Realty Board 1975-1977, chairman real property law section 1974-1975, treasurer 1980-1986, chairman finance committee 1987, president-elect 1988, president 1989), American College Real Estate Lawyers.


    • Married Mary Faith Casey Yanas. Children: John Jay, Joseph J., Kathleen Ann, Mary Patricia.
    • spouse: Mary Faith Casey Yanas
    • children: John Jay Yanas
    • Joseph J. Yanas
    • Kathleen Ann Yanas
    • Mary Patricia Yanas
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    Born July 18, 1929