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James Donald Benak

James Donald Benak, American lawyer. Bar: Nebraska 1980, United States District Court Nebraska 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1989, Illinois 1990, United States District Court (northern and central districts) Illinois 1991, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 2001.

Background

  • Benak, James Donald was born on January 22, 1954 in Omaha.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Nebraska, 1977. Juris Doctor, Creighton University, 1980.

    Career

    • Associate Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & Svoboda, Omaha, 1980-1984. Assistant general attorney Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1984-1987, general attorney, 1987-1990. Partner Jenner & Block, Chicago, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nebraska 1980, United States District Court Nebraska 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1989, Illinois 1990, United States District Court (northern and central districts) Illinois 1991, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 2001.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Combined Health Agencies Drive/Nebraska, 1985-1990, Automated Monitoring and Control International, Inc., 1987-1990, College World Series, 1989-1990. Member American Bar Association (litigation and intellectual property sections), Nebraska Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (public utility and insurance law committee).

    Connections

    • Son of James R. and Norma Lea (Roberts) B. Patricia Ann Duffy, March 1995. 1 child, James Duffy.
    • father: James R. Benak
    • mother: Norma Lea (Roberts) Benak
    • child: James Duffy Benak
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    Born January 22, 1954
    (age 63)
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