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Gerald Elliott Thurswell

Gerald Elliott Thurswell, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1968, New York 1984, District of Columbia 1985, Colorado 1990, Illinois 1992, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1968, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1994, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 2004.

Background

Thurswell, Gerald Elliott was born on February 4, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Harry and Lilyan (Zeitlin) Thurswell.

Education

Wayne State University. Wayne State University (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Bar: Michigan 1968, New York 1984, District of Columbia 1986, Colorado 1990, Illinois 1992, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1968, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1994. Student assistant to United State Attorneys Eastern District Michigan, Detroit, 1966. Associate Zwerdling, Miller, Klimist & Maurer, Detroit, 1967-1968.

Senior partner Thurswell, Chayet & Weiner, Southfield, Michigan, 1968^. Arbitrator American Arbitration Association, Detroit, 1969^. Mediator Wayne County Circuit Court, Michigan, 1983^, Oakland County Circuit Court Michigan, 1984^, also facilitator, 1991.

Township attorney Royal Oak Township, Michigan, 1982^. Lecturer Oakland County BarAssn. People's Law School, 1988.

President Powder Horn Estates Subdiv. Association, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1975, United Fund, West Bloomfield, 1976.Arthur F. Lederle scholar Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, 1964, graduate professional scholar Wayne State University Law School, 1965, 66.

Membership

President Powder Horn Estates Subdivsn. Association, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1975, United Fund, West Bloomfield, 1976. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America (treasurer Detroit metropolitan chapter 1986-1987, vice president 1989-1990, president 1991-1993), Michigan Bar Association (investigator/arbitrator grievance board, attorney discipline board, chairman hearing panel), Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (legislation committee on governmental immunity 1984, executive board since 2004, PAC 2004), Judicial Qualifications Committee, Michigan Association Justice, Detroit Bar Association (past panel public advisory committee judicial candidates), Oakland County Bar Association.

Connections

Married Lynn Satovsky, September 17, 1967 (divorced August 1978). Children: Jennifer, Lawrence. Married Judith Linda Bendix, September 2, 1978 (divorced May 1999).

Chldren: Jeremy, Lindsey. Married Sarah Waterman, 2003.