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David Bradford Isbell, American Lawyer, legal educator. Bar: Connecticut, 1956, District of Columbia 1957. Board of directors American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1992. 2nd Lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association (member house delegations 1986-1996, chairperson commission on ethics and professional responsibility 1991-1994), District of Columbia Bar (governor 1978-1982, president 1983-1984), Cosmos Club.

Background

Isbell, David Bradford was born on February 18, 1929 in New Haven. Son of Percy Ernest and Dorothy Mae (Crabb) Isbell.

Education

Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, 1949. Juris Doctor, 1956).

Career

Worked at Covington & Burling. Admitted to the bar, 1956, Connecticut. 1957, District of Columbia.

Article and Book Review Editor, Yale Law Journal, 1955-1956. Assistant Staff Director, United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1959-1961. Lecturer, University of Virginia Law School, 1962—.

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1996—. President, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1983-1984. Member, District of Columbia Bar Board of Governors, 1978-1985.

Delegate of the District of Columbia Bar to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1986-1996. Member, 1989-1995 and Chair, 1991-1994, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Member, 1987— and Chair, 1992-1993, Board of Directors, District of Columbia Bar Foundation.

Chair, Advisory Committee, Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Project, 1992—. Member, Board of Directors, Disability Rights Council, 1992—. Member, American Law Institute.

Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1992. Member, 1962-1965 and Chair, 1972-1974, Executive Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area.

Membership

Member, District of Columbia Bar Board of Governors, 1978-1985. Delegate of the District of Columbia Bar to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1986-1996. Member, 1989-1995 and Chair, 1991-1994, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Member, 1987— and Chair, 1992-1993, Board of Directors, District of Columbia Bar Foundation. Chair, Advisory Committee, Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Project, 1992—. Member, Board of Directors, Disability Rights Council, 1992—.

Member, American Law Institute. Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1992. Member, 1962-1965 and Chair, 1972-1974, Executive Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area.

Connections

Married Florence Bachrach, July 21, 1971. Children: Christopher Pascal, Virginia Anne, Nicholas Bradford.