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William Osborne Mehrtens

William Osborne Mehrtens, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1971, Florida (United States District Court (southern district)) 1971, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, Florida (United States District Court (northern and mid districts)) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1974, United States Customs Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

Background

  • Mehrtens, William Osborne was born on November 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Son of William Osborne and Jaime (Hancock) Mehrtens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1968. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Florida State University, 1971.

    Career

    • Associate Smathers & Thompson, Miami, Florida, 1971—1978. Private practice, 1978—1979, since 1982. Managing attorney Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company, Miami, 1979—1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1971, Florida (United States District Court (southern district)) 1971, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, Florida (United States District Court (northern and mid districts)) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1974, United States Customs Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

    Politics

    All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society.

    Religion

    People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Dade County Defense Bar Association, Aviation and Space Law Committee (director 1973-1977, co-chairman federal court committee 1971-1972, member federal court committee 1977-1978, circuit court general division committee 1978, federal court committee 1983-1984), Florida Bar Association (federal rules committee 1971-1972, appellate rules subcommittee 1973-1977, admiralty law committee 1977, aviation and space law committee 1978), Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • father: William Osborne Mehrtens
    • mother: Jaime (Hancock) Mehrtens
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    Born November 20, 1945
    (age 72)
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