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Frederick Earl Finch, American Lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1973, United States District Court Minnesota 1973, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982. Member American Bar Association (house of deals since 1991), Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association (secretary 1985-1986, treasurer 1986-1987, president 1988-1989, board directors Legal Advice Clinics Ltd. since 1974).


Finch, Frederick Earl was born on October 16, 1943 in Ross, California, United States. Son of Glenn E. and Luella (Johnson) Finch.


University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts, 1967). William Mitchell College of Law (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1973).


Worked at Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, P.A. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) specializing in Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Business Torts. Admitted to the bar, 1973, Minnesota. 1982, United States. Supreme Court.

Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1974-1979. Director, 1974-1990 and Chairman, 1977-1980, Hennepin County Legal Advice Clinics. Member: Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.

Creative Dispute Resolution. Member: Hennepin County (Secretary, 1985-1986. Treasurer, 1986-1987.

President-Elect, 1987-1988. President, 1988-1989), Minnesota State (Member, Board of Governors, 1993—) and American (Member, House of Delegates) Bar Associations. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.


Volunteer attorney Legal Advice Clinics Ltd., since 1980, chair, 1980—1982. Fellow: American Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association (house delegations since 1991, Minnesota state delegate 2000-2009, board governors 9th district since 2009), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Hennepin County Bar Foundation (director member 1985-1990), Hennepin County Bar Association (member ethics committee 1980-1992, member governing council 1980—2000, secretary 1985-1986, member executive committee 1985-1990, treasurer 1986-1987, president 1988-1989, member task force on governance 1990-1992, member ethics committee 1990-1996, delegate to American Bar Association 1991-1996), Minnesota Bar Association (board governors 1991—2005, member rules of professional conduct committee since 1993, chair combined jurisdiction committee 1994-1997, chair rules of professional conduct committee 1998—2002, co-chair Katrina Relief Fund task force 2004-2006, assembly member since 2005, chair assembly governance committee since 2008, President's award 2002, 2003).


Married Teresa Elizabeth Soland, June10, 1972. Children: Jason, Vin, Frederick, Elliot.