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Allen Irving Saeks

Allen Irving Saeks, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1956, United States District Court Minnesota 1956, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1957, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1997, United States Court appeals (7th circuit) 2009; certified civil trial specialist.

Background

  • Saeks, Allen Irving was born on July 14, 1932 in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Law, University Minnesota, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1956.

    Career

    • Assistant United States attorney Department Justice, St. Paul, 1956-1957. Associate Leonard St. and Deinard, Minneapolis, 1960-1963, partner, 1964—2010, senior counsel, since 2011. Adjunct professor law University Minnesota Law School, 1960-1965.

      Chairman lawyer trust accountant board, Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, 1984-1987. National board directors Equal Justice Works, Washington, 2002-2005. Chairman advisory committee to evalute lawyer disciplinary system Minnesota Supreme Court, 2007-2008.

      1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1957-1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1956, United States District Court Minnesota 1956, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1957, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1997, United States Court appeals (7th circuit) 2009. Certified civil trial specialist.

    Membership

    President Jewish Community Relations Coun of Minnesota and the Dakotas, 1994—1996. Board directors Citizens League, Minneapolis, 1984—1987, chairman property tax committee, 1986—1987. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life).

    Member American Bar Association (commission on interest on lawyers trust accountants 1990-1993), Minnesota State Bar Association (ethics task force, 2003, President award 2003), Fund for the Legal Aid Society (chairman 1997-1998, Law Day Testimonial award 1996), Hennepin County Bar Association (president 1983-1984, Professionalism award 2009), Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi (Distinguished Alumni award 2011).

    Connections

    • Married Linda J. Levin. 1 child Adam Charles.
    • spouse: Linda J. Levin
    • child: Adam Charles Saeks
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