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Donald E. Sovie, American lawyer. Bar: California 1970, United States District Court (northern district) California 1970, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Claims 1977, United States District Court (central district) California 1984.


Sovie, Donald E. was born on October 16, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harold William and Vivian Aileen (Boulet) Sovie.


Bachelor cum laude, Seattle University, 1966. Juris Doctor, University San Francisco, 1969. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1975.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1966;advanced through grades to major, United States Army, 1974;assistant procurement legal advisor, United States Army, Vietnam, 1969-1970;judge advocate-prosecutor, United States Army, Vietnam, 1970;assistant procurement counsel, United States Army, Vietnam, 1970-1971;judge advocate/claims officer branch legal office, United States Army, Germany, 1971-1974;senior trial attorney, contract appeals division, United States Army, Washington, 1975-1977;labor advisor, office assistant secretary army, United States Army, Washington, 1977-1978;resigned, United States Army, since 1978;staff attorney, Ford Motor Company, Palo Alto, California, 1978-1981;associate counsel, Ford Motor Company, Newport Beach, California, 1981-1990;partner, Crowell & Moring, Irvine, California, since 1990.


Board of directors KIND Foundation for Children, San Diego, since 1987. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar California.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: youth soccer, family, jogging.


Married Ellen Anne O'Brien, September 13, 1969. Children: Daniele Marie, Krista Anne, Marisa Ellen.