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Yakov Michael Fox

Yakov Michael Fox, American public defender. Bar: Illinois 1979, Florida 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1982, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) (Court Appeals) 84, Supreme Court 1985; ordained rabbi.

Background

  • Fox, Yakov Michael was born on May 23, 1954 in Little Rock. Son of Samuel and Miriam Fox.

  • Education

    • Student, Hebrew Theological College, 1971—1981. Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1976. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, 1979.

    Career

    • Student extern Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, 1978. Sole practice, 1981—1982. Assistant public defender Cook County, since 1981.

      Supervising attorney public defender's probable cause unit, since 1983. Senior trial attorney family custody unit, 1982—1984. Book review Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1979, Florida 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1982, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) (Court Appeals) 84, Supreme Court 1985. Ordained rabbi.

    Membership

    Staff DePaul Tax Law Journal Democratic Precinct Captain, Chicago, since 1976. Active member Civic Legislation Committee, since 1982, Northtown Community Council, since 1982. Member of American Bar Association, Decalogue Society, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Phi Eta Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Chana Fox, August 30, 1981.
    • father: Samuel Fox
    • mother: Miriam Fox
    • spouse: Chana Fox
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    Born March 23, 1954
    (age 63)
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