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James McCreery Trapp

James McCreery Trapp, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1961.


  • Trapp, James McCreery was born on August 11, 1934 in Macomb, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Knox College, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1961.


    • Partner McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, 1961-1998, senior counsel, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1961.


    Chairman Illinois Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1978-1979, board directors, 1980-1986, president, 1984-1985. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Council (Illinois chairman 1980-1983, national regent since 1983, treasurer 1989-1990, secretary 1990-1991, vice president 1991-1992, president-elect 1992-1993, president 1993-1994, executive committee 1986-1994), American Bar Foundation, Illinois Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (chair trust law committee 1972-1973, committee on committees 1972-1974), International Academy Estate and Trust Law, American Law Institute (president), Chicago Estate Planning Council.
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    Born August 11, 1934