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Sara-Ann Determan

Sara-Ann Determan, American lawyer. Bar: United States District Court District of Columbia 1968.


  • Determan, Sara-Ann was born on August 17, 1938 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Albert H. and Evelyn (Tucker) Heimbach.

  • Education

    • Student, Connecticut College, 1957. Student, Stanford University, 1958. Bachelor of Arts Delaware, 1960.

      Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1967.


    • Law clerk to senior judge The United States of America Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), Edgerton, 1967-1968. Associate Hogan & Hartson, Washington, 1968-1975, partner, since 1975. Trustee Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, 1982-1994, co-chairman, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court District of Columbia 1968.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Board directors Mexico-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1983-1988, Women's Legal Defense Fund, 1980-2002. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (chairman individual rights section 1985-1986, commissioner legal programs for elderly 1983-1989, committee on delivery of legal services 1989-1993, member consortium on legal services), American Civil Liberties Union (board directors 1975-1992), District of Columbia Bar (president 1990-1991).


    • Married Dean W. Determan, July 28, 1957 (divorced November 1981). Children: Dann, David, Steven (deceased). Married Gary Sellers, May 21, 1988.
    • father: Albert H. Heimbach
    • mother: Evelyn (Tucker) Heimbach
    • spouses: Dean W. Determan
    • Gary Sellers
    • children: Dann Determan
    • David Determan
    • Steven Determan (deceased)
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