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Frank Thomas Hecht, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1975, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois, United States District Court (western district) Texas, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th, 6th and 10th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981, Colorado 1991. Reginald Heber Smith fellow, 1975-1978.


Hecht, Frank Thomas was born on June 18, 1944 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Hans H. and Ilse (Wagner) Hecht.


AB, Stanford University, 1966;postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1966-1968;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1968;Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1975.


Worked at Hopkins & Sutter (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in Professional Liability, Civil Rights, Commercial Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Illinois, United States. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and United States.

Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. 1981, United States. Supreme Court. Author: "Private Party Liability Under Section 1983.

Developments," 1 Civil Rights L. Rep. 1, 1983. Member: The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (Member, Board of Directors, 1985—).

Defense Research Institute.


Executive director New University Conference, 1970-1972, Indochina Peace Campaign, 1973-1975. Executive Committee American Civil Liberties Union, 1986-1987. Member ATLA, Association Trial Lawyers American, Defense Research Institute.