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Frederick Earl Finch

Frederick Earl Finch, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1973, United States District Court Minnesota 1973, United States Supreme Court 1982.


  • Finch, Frederick Earl was born on October 16, 1943 in Ross, California, United States. Son of Glenn E. and Luella (Johnson) Finch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1967. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, William Mitchell College Law, 1973.


    • Shareholder Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, 1973—1989, Bassford, Heckt, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, PA (now Bassford Remele), Minneapolis, since 1990. Adjunct professor labor law William Mitchell College Law, 1974—1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1973, United States District Court Minnesota 1973, United States Supreme Court 1982.


    • Editor: The Hennepin Lawyer, 1976-1984. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democratic Farmer Labor Party


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Volunteer attorney Legal Advice Clinics Ltd., since 1980, chair, 1980—1982. Fellow: American Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association (house delegations since 1991, Minnesota state delegate 2000-2009, board governors 9th district since 2009), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Hennepin County Bar Foundation (director member 1985-1990), Hennepin County Bar Association (member ethics committee 1980-1992, member governing council 1980—2000, secretary 1985-1986, member executive committee 1985-1990, treasurer 1986-1987, president 1988-1989, member task force on governance 1990-1992, member ethics committee 1990-1996, delegate to American Bar Association 1991-1996), Minnesota Bar Association (board governors 1991—2005, member rules of professional conduct committee since 1993, chair combined jurisdiction committee 1994-1997, chair rules of professional conduct committee 1998—2002, co-chair Katrina Relief Fund task force 2004-2006, assembly member since 2005, chair assembly governance committee since 2008, President's award 2002, 2003).


    • Children: Jason, Vin, Frederick, Elliot.
    • father: Glenn E. Finch
    • mother: Luella (Johnson) Finch
    • children: Jason Finch
    • Vin Finch
    • Frederick Finch
    • Elliot Finch
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    Born October 16, 1943
    (age 74)