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Michael William Unger

Michael William Unger, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1981, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985.

Background

  • Unger, Michael William was born on March 20, 1955 in Des Moines. Son of William J. and Elaine (Ripley) University.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Elected Studies summa cum laude, University Minnesota, 1977. Juris Doctor cum laude, University Minnesota, 1981.

    Career

    • Law clerk to judge The United States of America District Court, Minneapolis, 1981-1983. Associate Hvass, Weisman & King, 1983-1986, partner, 1987-1996, Mackenzie & Hallberg, Minneapolis, 1996-1998, Rider Bennett Egan & Arundel LLP, Minneapolis, since 1998. Instructor University Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, 1986-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1981, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board regents University Minnesota, 1977-1983. President Minnesota Justice Foundation, Minneapolis, 1987-1989. Director Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee, 1987-1991, United Way Minneapolis, since 1996.

    Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (supreme court advisory committee on the rules of civil procedure since 1998), Minnesota Bar Association (chair rules of professional conduct committee 1992-1995, chair court rules and administration committee since 1995, certified civil trial specialist), Hennepin County Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Foundation (president 1994-1995), University Minnesota Alumni Association (national president 1992-1993).

    Connections

    • Married Jeanne Unger, September 15, 1979. Children: Katherine, Emily.
    • father: William J. University
    • mother: Elaine (Ripley) University
    • spouse: Jeanne Unger
    • children: Katherine Unger
    • Emily Unger
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    Born March 20, 1955
    (age 62)
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