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Mark Moody Ristau

Mark Moody Ristau, American lawyer, consultant. Bar: Pennsylvania 1970, District of Columbia 1972, United States Supreme Court 1973, New York 1982. Recipient Tate Memorial award, 1981, Sambas award, 1981.


  • Ristau, Mark Moody was born on March 21, 1944 in Warren, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold J. and Eleanor K. (Moody) Ristau.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pennsylvania Military College, 1966. Bachelor, Widner College, 1966. Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University, 1969.


    • Private practice, Warren, Pennsylvania, 1970—1985, Warren and Vancouver, Canada, 1976—1985, Jamestown, New York, 1982—1985. Senior partner Ristau & McKeirnan, Warren, 1986—2002. Senior director Pennsylvania Allied Oil Producers, 1972—1978.

      Attorney Pennsylvania Field Producers, 1981—1985. Partner Sons of the American Revolution Development, 1984—1991, Slagle Almendinger & Ristau, 1983—1989. Counsel United Refining Company, Pennbank, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Consolidated Services, 1982—1984.

      Chairman board Commercial Service Corporation, United States interim trustee, 1979—1988, bankruptcy trustee, 1988—1998. Chief Executive Officer Silicon Electro-physics Corporation, Inc., 1988—1991, Phoenix Materials Corporation, Inc., 1988—1991. Directors Warren Industries, Inc., 1991—1994, Chief Executive Officer, since 2003.

      Board directors Petrex, Inc., A & A Metal Fabricating. United States counsel Brazilian Promotions, Inc. of Brazilian Government, 1981—1985. Vice president Daytona Apartments, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida.

      Case reporter Legal Intelligencer, 1972—1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1970, District of Columbia 1972, United States Supreme Court 1973, New York 1982.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Secretary Daytona Development League. Member Warren County Board Public Assistance, 1970—1971, chairman, 1971—1972. Member Broward County (Florida) Development League, 1981—1983, Florida Professional Recruitment Association, 1980—1983.

    Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Warren County Bar Association (past president), American Arbitration Association, Conewango (Warren), Ipanema (Brazil), Eagles (life).


    • father: Harold J. Ristau
    • mother: Eleanor K. (Moody) Ristau
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    Born March 21, 1944
    (age 73)