Denomination: Roman Catholic
Donald E. Sovie, American lawyer. Bar: California 1970, United States District Court (northern district) California 1970, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Claims 1977, United States District Court (central district) California 1984.
- Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1966, advanced through grades to major, 1974, assistant procurement legal advisor Vietnam, 1969-1970, judge advocate-prosecutor Vietnam, 1970, assistant procurement counsel Vietnam, 1970-1971, judge advocate/claims officer branch legal office Germany, 1971-1974, senior trial attorney, contract appeals division Washington, 1975-1977, labor advisor, office assistant secretary army, 1977-1978, resigned, since 1978. Staff attorney Ford Motor Company, Palo Alto, California, 1978-1981, associate counsel Newport Beach, 1981-1990. Partner Crowell & Moring, Irvine, since 1990.