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Donna Makowski-Rivera

Donna Makowski-Rivera, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1984, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1984, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1984, United States Supreme Court 1994, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 2005; licensed title agent Illinois, 2005. Fellow Kosciusko Foundation, New York, 1983.

Background

  • Makowski-Rivera, Donna was born on October 11, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles J. and Jean V. (Kriauciunas) Makowski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Illinois, Chicago, 1976. Juris Doctor, John Marshall School Law, 1984.

    Career

    • Manager Jewel Food Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1976. Instructor foreign language University Illinois, 1976-1977. Teacher foreign language Chicago Public Schools, 1976-1983.

      Course and seminar coordinator John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1983-1984. Private practice, since 1984. Member Mayor's Advisory Committee on Women's Affairs, Chicago, since 1984.

      Of counsel John De Leon, Chicago pro bono advocate Chicago. Boxing manager State of Illinois, 1989^.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1984, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1984, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1984, United States Supreme Court 1994, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 2005. Licensed title agent Illinois, 2005.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Volunteer Legal Services. Aide to Senator Carroll, Democratic Organization, Chicago, 1981-1982. President governing board Eastside Montessori Charter School, 2005.

    Board directors Catholic University Club, since 2006. Member American Bar Association, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (secretary young lawyers division 1982-1983), Women's Criminal Defense Association (founding member), Women's Bar Association, Advocates Society, Lumen Cordi Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi (president John Paul Stevens branch 1982-1983).

    Connections

    • Married Michael Rivera (deceased 1998).
    • father: Charles J. Makowski
    • mother: Jean V. (Kriauciunas) Makowski
    • spouse: Michael Rivera
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    Born October 11, 1954
    (age 63)
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