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Don M. Mateer

Don M. Mateer, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1971, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1972, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981. Named Leading Lawyer, Illinois.

Background

  • Mateer, Don M. was born on July 29, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Bruce DeLoss and Ann Mateer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1971.

    Career

    • Associate Gilbert & Powers, Rockford, Illinois, 1971-1974. Partner Gilbert, Powers & Mateer, 1975, Gilbert, Powers, Mateer & Erickson, Rockford, 1976, Mateer & Erickson, Rockford, 1978-1990, Mateer & Associates, Rockford, since 1990. Arbitrator 17th Judicial Circuit State of Illinois, since 1988, mediator, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1971, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1972, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Precinct and ward coordinator mayoral campaign, Rockford, 1980-1984. Campaign chairman Rockford Park District Commissioner, 1989. Board directors Covenant Children's Home, 1987-1993, vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1993, chair 100 Hole Golf Marathon fundraiser, 1994-1998, member fund development committee, 1994-1999, investment advisory committee, 1996-2001.

    Member Protestant Community Services, 1986-1992, chairman personnel committee 1987-1989, vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1992. Member Bethesda Covenant Church, chairman board Christian education, 1986-1988, vice president 1997-1999, president 1999-2001, chairman futures task force, 2001-2002. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member: American Bar Association (judge for final rounds of national appellate advisory competition 1991, vice-chair trial techniques committee tort and insurance practice section), Illinois Defense Counsel, American Defense Research Institute, Association Trial Lawyers, Illinois Bar Association (assembly 1988-1994), Winnebago County Bar Association (chairman judicial liaison committee 1986-1987, chairman professional responsibility committee 1997-1998), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Union League Club of Chicago, University Michigan Club (board directors 1986-1992, vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, vice president 1998-1999, board directors since 1998, president 1999—2000), Forest Hills Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Dawn Rebecca Hallsten, October 4, 1981. Children: Andrew, Alexandra. Married Jacquelyn Susan Henkin, June 7, 1969 (divorced April 1981).

      Children: Kristin, Julie.
    • father: Bruce DeLoss
    • mother: Ann Mateer
    • spouses: Dawn Rebecca Hallsten
    • Jacquelyn Susan Henkin
    • children: Andrew Mateer
    • Alexandra Mateer
    • Kristin Mateer
    • Julie Mateer
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    Born July 29, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality

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