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Donald E. Sovie

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.

Background

  • Sovie, Donald E. was born on October 16, 1944 in Tacoma. Son of Harold William and Vivian Aileen (Boulet) Sovie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Seattle University, 1966. Juris Doctor, University San Francisco, 1969. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1975.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors KIND Foundation for Children, San Diego, since 1987. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar California.

    Personality

    Interests

    Youth soccer, family, jogging.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Anne O'Brien, September 13, 1969. Children: Daniele Marie, Krista Anne, Marisa Ellen.
    • father: Harold William Sovie
    • mother: Vivian Aileen (Boulet) Sovie
    • spouse: Ellen Anne O'Brien
    • children: Daniele Marie Sovie
    • Krista Anne Sovie
    • Marisa Ellen Sovie
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    Born October 16, 1944
    (age 73)
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