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James Jerome Brosnahan

James Jerome Brosnahan, American lawyer. Bar: Arizona 1960, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1961, California 1963 (chairman federal courts commission 1974-1975), United States District Court (northern district) California 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, United States District Court (central district) California 1974.

Background

  • Brosnahan, James Jerome was born on January 12, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Jerome and Alice B. (Larkin) Brosnahan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Boston College, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1959.

    Career

    • Assistant United States attorney United States District Court Arizona, Phoenix, 1961-1963, United States District Court (northern district) California, San Francisco, 1963-1966. Associate to partner Cooper, White & Cooper, 1966-1975. Partner Morrison & Foerster, since 1975.

      Special counsel California Legislature Join Sub-Committee Crude Oil Pricing, 1973-1974. Chairman Federal Centers committee State Bar California, 1974. Chairman delegate United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) Judicial Conference, 1977-1978, lawyer representative, 1977-1979.

      Member judicial council California Advisory Committee on Gender Bias in the Courts, 1987-1990. Frequent lecturer, panelist continuing legal education programs, various organizations, schools, public interest groups.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1960, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1961, California 1963 (chairman federal courts commission 1974-1975), United States District Court (northern district) California 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, United States District Court (central district) California 1974.

    Works

    • Author: Trial Handbook for California Trial Lawyers, 1974. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Treasurer Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco, 1981-1983, national board directors 1980-1984. Board directors American Civil Liberties Union, keynote speaker 1987. Board directors Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, 1974-1977.

    Board directors Legal Services for Children, Inc., since 1984. Civil advisory board Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, since 1985. With United States Air Force, 1960.

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (Samuel E. Gates Award, 2000), International Academy Trial Lawyers, International Society Barristers, American Bar Association Foundation. Member American Bar Association (advisory committee to president-elect program on competency and continuing legal education 1979, active numerous panels, programs, conventions, Pro Bono Publico award, 1987, section on individual rights and responsibilities), California Bar Association (chairman panel on cross-exam 1981), American Law Institute, American Board Trial Advocates (named Trial Lawyer of Year, 2001), National Institute for Trial Advocacy (board trustees 1992), Bar Association San Francisco (past president 1977), Practicing Law Institute (board directors 1975-1977, chairman committee on employment of minority 1988), American Judicature Society (board directors), California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (board directors 1981-1983, San Francisco bail projects since 1987), American Board Criminal Lawyers, Committee on Minority Employment, American Lawyers Newspapers Group, Inc. (national board of contributors since 1988), Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Supreme Court of the United States Court History Society National Products Unit Lawyers Cooperative (American jurists editorial advisory board).

    Clubs: Barristers (San Francisco) (president 1968).

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    • Married Carol Simon, November 8, 1958. Children: Amy Rebecca, James Jerome III, Lisa Katherine.
    • father: James Jerome Brosnahan
    • mother: Alice B. (Larkin) Brosnahan
    • spouse: Carol Simon
    • children: Amy Rebecca Brosnahan
    • James Jerome III Brosnahan
    • Lisa Katherine Brosnahan
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