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lawyer , State senator

Kirk Whitfield Dillard, American Lawyer, state senator. Bar: Illinois 1983, United States Dist Court (northern district) Illinois 1983, United States Dist Court (central district) Illinois 1984, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1988. Named Legislator of the Year for Civil Justice, American Legislation Exch. Council, 1995.

Background

Dillard, Kirk Whitfield was born on June 1, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Floyd and Martina Raye (Whitfield) Dillard.

Education

Western Illinois University (Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1977). De Paul University (Juris Doctor, 1982).

Career

Worked at Lord, Bissell & Brook (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in Product Liability, Administrative Law, Insurance, Government Regulation, Land Use and Planning. Admitted to the bar, 1983, Illinois and United States. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

1984, United States. District Court, Central District of Illinois. Phi Alpha Delta. Blue Key. Author: "Effective Dates of Law "Passed" by the Illinois General Assembly," 73 Illinois Bar Journal 434, April, 1985.

"The Amendatory Veto Revisited: How Far Can the Governor's Magic Constitutional Pen Reach?" 76 Illinois Bar Journal 578, July 1988. Judge, Illinois Court of Claims,, February, 1987-1991. Member, Executive Committee for the Illinois Coalition, A Corporate Academical Governmental Science Board to strengthen the Illinois economy via science and technology.

State Senator, 1994—. Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, 1991-1993. Illinois Legislative State Hall of Fame.

Member: Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1983, United States Dist Court (northern district) Illinois 1983, United States Dist Court (central district) Illinois 1984, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1988.

Religion

Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

Membership

Republican precinct committeeman DuPage County, Wheaton, Illinois, 1988. Member Union League Chicago, Bi-State Development Agency 3rd Airport for Chicago Study Commission, Illinois Coalition. member American Bar Association (Best performance in land use and local government law courses award Urban, State and Local Government section 1982), Illinois Association Defense Trial Counsel, Illinois State Bar Association, Western Illinois U. Alumni Council (president 1989-1992), Blue Key, Phi Alpha Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis, travel, politics.

Connections

Married Stephanie Hallam. Children: Emma, Ava.

father:
Edward Floyd Dillard

mother:
Martina Raye (Whitfield) Dillard

spouse:
Carol E. Crumbaugh