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William Michael Coffey

William Michael Coffey, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit).

Background

  • Coffey, William Michael was born on August 16, 1932 in Racine. Son of Richard Raymond and Catherine Cecilia (Costello) Coffey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 1961.

    Career

    • Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Chicago, 1961—1963, assistant United States attorney Chicago & Milwaukee, 1963—1965. Partner Shellow, Shellow & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1966—1969, Coffey, Murray & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1970—1975, Coffey & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1975—1981, Coffey, Coffey & Geraghty, Milwaukee, 1981. Lecturer University Wisconsin Law School, Madison, from 1975.

      Served with United States Army, 1952-1954, Korea.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit).

    Works

    • Co-author: Defense of Criminal Cases in Wisconsin.

    Membership

    Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association (member task force on standards criminal justice), State Public Defenders (board directors 1977-1979), State Bar Wisconsin (board governors 1981-1982), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Jane Shuford, June 15, 1957. Children: Patrick, Peggy, Michael, Jane.
    • father: Richard Raymond Coffey
    • mother: Catherine Cecilia (Costello) Coffey
    • spouse: Nancy Jane Shuford
    • children: Patrick Coffey
    • Peggy Coffey
    • Michael Coffey
    • Jane Coffey
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    Born August 16, 1932
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