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James Michael Genia

James Michael Genia, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1990, United States District Court Minnesota 1992, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1994, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1999. Named Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer Newspaper, 1999; named one of Top 100 All-Time Graduates, William Mitchell College Law, 2000.

Background

  • Genia, James Michael was born on September 16, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Anthony Leo and Anne Louise (Hawley) Genia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Augsburg College, 1987. Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College Law, 1990.

    Career

    • Judicial law clerk State of Minnesota, Duluth, 1990-1992. Deputy solicitor general Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, Onamia, 1992-1993, solicitor general, 1993-1999. Attorney Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, 1999—2002, partner, since 2002.

      Board directors Woodlands National Bank., chairman board directors. Vice chairman board directors Anishinabe O. I. C. Lecturer American Indian sovereignty and treaty rights various universities, continuing education seminars, civic groups, since 1992.

      Adjunct professor St. Cloud State University, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1990, United States District Court Minnesota 1992, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1994, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1999.

    Works

    • Actor: (plays) Mille Lacs Community Theater, since 1996.

    Membership

    Board directors Johnson Institute Foundation, since 1998. Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Minnesota State Bar, Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Indian C. of Chamber (board directors since 2001), William Mitchell College Law Alumni Association 1996-1999.

    Personality

    Interests

    Softball, golf, jogging, reading, acting.

    Connections

    • father: Anthony Leo Genia
    • mother: Anne Louise (Hawley) Genia
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    Born September 16, 1964
    (age 53)
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