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Donald Kendall Griffith

Donald Kendall Griffith, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.


  • Griffith, Donald Kendall was born on February 4, 1933 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter George and Mary Elizabeth Griffith.

  • Education

    • Graduate in history with honors, Culver Military Academy, 1951. Bachelor, University Illinois, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1958.


    • Associate Hinshaw & Culbertson, Chicago, 1959-1965, partner, 1965-1998, of counsel, since 1999. Special assistant attorney general Illinois, 1970-1972. Lecturer Illinois Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1970-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.


    • Member editorial board Illinois Civil Practice After Trial, 1970. Co-editor The Brief, 1975-1983. Contributing author Civil Practice After Trial, 1984, 89.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Trustee Lawrence Hall Youth Services, 1967-2000, vice president for program, 1969-1974. Board directors Child Care Association Illinois, 1970-1973. Board education Lake Forest High School, 1983-1984.

    Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956. Fellow American Academy Appellate Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (chairman appellate advocacy committee, tort and insurance practice section 1983-1984), Illinois Bar Association, Appellate Lawyers Association Illinois (president 1973-1974), University Club Chicago, Knollwood Club, Alpha Chi Rho (chapter president), Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Susan Smykal, August 4, 1962. Children: Kay, Kendall.
    • father: Walter George
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth Griffith
    • spouse: Susan Smykal
    • children: Kay Griffith
    • Kendall Griffith
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    Born February 4, 1933