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Walter Elmer Diercks

Walter Elmer Diercks, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1972, District of Columbia 1973, United States Supreme Court 1984. Recipient award excellence Federal Trade Commission, 1977.


  • Diercks, Walter Elmer was born on July 6, 1945 in Irvington, New Jersey, United States. Son of Elmer Jules and Evelyn Sophie (Lauster) Diercks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1972.


    • Engineer Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Baltimore, 1968-1969. Development engineer Diamond Shamrock Corporation, 1969-1970. Public Charlottesville (Virginia) Consumer, 1970-1972.

      Attorney Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1972-1976. Deputy assistant director compliance Bureau Consumer Protection, 1976-1977. General counsel, secretary Washington Star Company, 1977-1981.

      Partner Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke, LLP, Washington, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1972, District of Columbia 1973, United States Supreme Court 1984.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Alexandria (Virginia) Landlord-Tenant Relations Board, 1976. Member Alexandria Charter Review Commission, 1980-1981, Alexandria Democratic Committee, 1979-1981, 83-85. Master: Federal American Inn of Court (president 2007-2008).

    Member: American Bar Association.


    • Married Mary-Jane Atwater, April 16, 1977. Children: Emily Jane, Gillian Ruth.
    • father: Elmer Jules Diercks
    • mother: Evelyn Sophie (Lauster) Diercks
    • spouse: Mary-Jane Atwater
    • children: Emily Jane Diercks
    • Gillian Ruth Diercks
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    Born July 6, 1945
    (age 72)