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Stanford Earl Lerch

Stanford Earl Lerch, American lawyer. Bar: Arizona 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967. Recipient A. Louis Slonaker award as outstanding alumnus University Arizona, 1970.


  • Lerch, Stanford Earl was born on August 24, 1933 in Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Mizpah Earl and Julia Elizabeth (Smith) Lerch.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, University Arizona, 1961.


    • Partner Jones Hunter & Lerch (P.A.), Phoenix, 1961-1979, president, 1974-1979. Partner Harrison & Lerch, Professional Corporation, 1979-1988, Kennedy, Wilson & Lerch, since 1988. Evaluator legal services program Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967-1968.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.


    • Board editors Fair Share Magazine, since 1982.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Maricopa County chairman Young Citizens for Johnson-Humphrey, 1964. Member Planning Task Force for Democratic Party Reorganization in Maricopa County, 1965-1966, Democratic state committeeman, 1962-1964, member Democratic Finance Council, 1983-1984, member Democratic Business Council, since 1984. Board directors Maricopa County Legal Aid Society, 1964-1970, Maricopa County Cancer Society, 1967-1968.

    Board visitors Arizona State University Law School, 1974-1977. Member youth and government committee Arizona Young Men’s Christian Association, 1966-1978. Member judicial selection committee City of Phoenix, 1974-1978.

    Member Arizona-Mexico Commission, since 1978. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Arizona Bar Foundation (founding), Young Lawyers Association. Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1969-1987), state delegate 1984-1987, chairman retirement committee 1974-1975, member resolutions committee 1979-1984, chairman family law section 1981-1982, member scope and correlation committee 1981-1986, chairman 1983-1985, vice chairman ad hoc committee on assembly 1981-1982 member hearings committee 1984-1986, committee on constitution and by laws since 1985), State Bar Arizona (chairman young lawyers section 1965-1966, chairman bankruptcy section 1968-1972, treasurer, vice president, governor 1973-1977, delegate White House Conference on Families 1980), Federal Bar Association (national council 1974-1979), National Conference Lawyers and Social Workers, University Arizona Alumni Association (director 1971-1977), University Arizona President's Club, 20-30 International (international president 1970-1971), Phi Delta Theta, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Alpha Delta, Blue Key.

    Clubs: Phoenix Country, University.


    • Married Isabella Middleton Barnwell, June 2, 1959. Children: Susan, Bradley, Michael.
    • father: Mizpah Earl Lerch
    • mother: Julia Elizabeth (Smith) Lerch
    • spouse: Isabella Middleton Barnwell
    • children: Susan Lerch
    • Bradley Lerch
    • Michael Lerch
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