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Lawyer

David Ryrie Brink, American Lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1947, United States District Court Minnesota 1947, United States Tax Court 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) 1982. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, 1982.

Background

Brink, David Ryrie was born on July 28, 1919 in Minneapolis. Son of Raymond Woodard and Carol Sybil (Ryrie) Brink.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Minnesota, 1940. Bachelor of Science in Law with honors, University Minnesota, 1941. Juris Doctor with honors, University Minnesota, 1947.

Doctor of Laws, Capital University, 1981. Doctor of Laws, Suffolk University, 1981. Doctor of Laws, Mitchell College Law, 1982.

Career

Associate firm, Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, 1947-1953;partner, Dorsey & Whitney, 1953-1989;head Washington office, Dorsey & Whitney, 1982-1984;retired partner, Dorsey & Whitney. Trustee Lawyers Committee Civil Rights Under Law, since 1978. Board directors National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1978-1980.

United States panelist for Dispute Resolution under Free Trade Agreement with Canada. Board visitors University of Minnesota Law School, 1978-1981. Chairman trust and estates department Dorsey & Whitney, 1956-1982.

Qualified neutral for mediation and arbitration Supreme Court of the Minnesota, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1947, United States District Court Minnesota 1947, United States Tax Court 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board University Minnesota Law Rev, 1941-1942. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board governors American College Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, 1987-1995. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow College Law Practice Management (honorary), American College Trust and Estate Counsel (regent, executive committee).

Member American Bar Association (governor 1974-1977, 80-83, president 1981-1982), Central and Eastern European Legal Initiative, Committee on Law and National Security, Committee on Substance Abuse, Advisory Committee to Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs 2000-2003, Committee on Specialization, chairman 1977-1980, Fund Public Education American Bar Association (president 1981-1982), American Bar Foundation (state chairman 1977-1980, governor 1980-1983), American Bar Retirement Association (president 1976-1977), American Judicature Society (board director since 1988), National Conference Bar President, Institute Judicial Administration, American Arbitration Association (trustee since 1981), Canada-United States Law Institute (advisory board since 1987), Minnesota Bar Association (president 1978-1979), International Management and Development Institute, Hennepin County Bar Association (president 1967-1968), Street Law (national advisory board 1982-1985, chairman 1983-1984), Lawyers Concerned Lawyers (board director 2003-2008, Fred Allen award 2009), Northwest Athletic Club, Senior Tennis Players Club, Inc.

Connections

Married Irma Lorentz Brink (deceased 2008). Children: Anne Carol, Mary Claire, David Owen, Sarah Jane.

father:
Raymond Woodard Brink

mother:
Carol Sybil (Ryrie) Brink

spouse:
Irma Lorentz Brink;children: Anne Carol

child:
Anne Carol Brink

child:
Mary Claire Brink

child:
David Owen Brink

child:
Sarah Jane Brink