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Michael Gregg Pritchard

Michael Gregg Pritchard, American Legal services director, lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1974, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1978, Trust Ters. of Pacific Islands 1979, Arkansas 1981, United States District Court (western district) Arkansas 1981, South Carolina. 1986, United States District Court South Carolina. 1986, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1990.

Background

  • Pritchard, Michael Gregg was born on February 13, 1949 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Ross Joseph Pritchard and Emily Gregg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Arkansas, 1971. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1974.

    Career

    • He speaks to schools, parent groups, and corporations on the topics of communication skills, diversity, bullying, and conflict resolution. A presentation that he made at Benicia (California) Middle School was featured in the 2011 Roko Belić documentary film Happy. While in Missouri, he received a degree in social science.

      Pritchard was a U.S. Army medic during the Vietnam War. In the 1970s, he worked as a youth counselor and was named the 1980 California Probabtion Officer of the Year by the California Probation, Parole, and Correctional Association. After winning first place at the 1980 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, he briefly worked in show business, appearing in an episode of Taxi and working as a voice actor in some Star Wars films, Disneyland's Captain EO, and Sesame Street.

      In 1983, he began making presentations in school assemblies. In April 2000, the first anniversary of the Columbine shootings, his television series Saving Our Schools from Hate and Violence (SOS) was aired on KQED-TV and distributed to other PBS stations. His television series LifeSteps appeared on PBS stations.

      Pritchard works with Special Affects, an organization that uses documentary films to tell the stories of people with special needs and has created an introductory video for the organization's web site. On April 2, 2013, Prichard attended the Light It Up Blue event in Novato, California, commemorating Autism Awareness Month, and posed for a photo with children who were there. On November 6, 2013, Pritchard was scheduled to appear, as "Chairman of the 'Joint Chiefs of Laffs'", at a San Jose (California) fund-raising event for Walking Point Foundation, an organization that mentors veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, who have post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, in expression through writing and the visual and performing arts.

      The Walking Point Foundation web site lists Prichard as one of its mentors.

    Membership

    Member Wisconsin Governor's Study Committee on Solar Rights, Madison, 1977, Wisconsin Legislation Metallic Mining Reclamation Act Revision Committee, Madison, 1977, Wisconsin Public Service Commission Privacy Council, Young Democrats of Washington County, Fayette, Arkansas, 1982-1985. President Central Madison Housing Corporation, 1977-1979. Board directors Southeast Training Center, Little Rock, 1982-1985, 87-92.

    Member American Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union (board directors Arkansas chapter 1983-1985), South Carolina Bar Association (ethics advisory committee 1986-1992), Arkansas Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, Leadership Columbia, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: scuba, archaeology, film.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Hoffman January 31, 1971 (divorced March 1977). 1 child, Kerri-Anne; married Lynn Olsen, September 5, 1987, 1 child, Irene Marie.
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    Born February 13, 1949
    (age 68)