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John Dearden Donlevy, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1957, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1957, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1969, United States Supreme Court 1972. Recipient Distinguished Legal award American Legion, Chicago, 1960; named special prosecutor-labor racketeering Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, 1959-1961; profiled in Lindberg "Summerdale--35 Year Anniversary", 1995.


Donlevy, John Dearden was born on May 29, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank and Alice Genevieve (O'Connor) Donlevy.


Student, Stanford University, 1952. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1957.

Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1958.


Assistant state's attorney Cook County Criminal Division, Chicago, 1958-1961. City prosecutor City of Evanston, 1961. Associate Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1962-1973, partner, 1973-1990.

Private practice law, since 1990. Participant Hinton Moot Court Competition University Chicago, 1955-1956, judge, 1972.


Active Republican Organization, 1958—1960. Board directors English-Speaking Union, Chicago, 1964—1965. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (criminal law committee, senior trial attorney of Defense of Prisoners committee, chair Defense of Prisoners committee, member nominate committee for slating of officers and director 1994-1994, chair criminal law and in-court criminal defense panels), Federal Trial Bar, University Club Chicago.


Married Kristin Bach Minnick, April 20, 1963 (divorced September 1985). 1 son, John Dearden.