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Robert George Begam

Robert George Begam, American lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1952, Arizona bar 1956, United States District Court Arizona 1957, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1958, United States Supreme Court 1973.

Background

Begam, Robert George was born on April 5, 1928 in New York City. Son of George and Hilda M. (Hirt) Begam.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1949;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1952.

Career

Worked at Begam, Lewis, Marks & Wolfe (Phoenix, Arizona) specializing in General Trial Practice. Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Legal Malpractice. Admitted to the bar, 1952, New York.

1956, Arizona.

Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, N.Y.C., 1952-1954. Counsel, Arizona State Securities Department, 1956-1957. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (Member, Advisory Council, 1970—).

Member, Committee on Jury Instructions, 1970—, Chairman, Trial Section, 1971-1972, State Bar of Arizona. State Committeeman, 1961-1965, President, Phoenix Chapter, 1963-1964, Member, Board of Governors, 1965—, National Vice President, 1974-1975, President-Elect, 1975-1976, President, 1976-1977, Chairman, Political Action Committee and Attorneys' Congressional Campaign Trust, 1980—, Lifetime Faculty Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Member: Maricopa County, Federal and American Bar Associations.

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Member of the Board and Legislative Chairman, 1964). Western Trial Lawyers Association (Member of the Board, 1963. President, 1969-1970).

American Board of Trial Advocates (Treasurer, Phoenix Chapter, 1967-1970). American Academy of Forensic Sciences. American Judicature Society.

Fellow: International Society of Barristers. Military: 1st Lieutenant, USAF, JAGD, 1954-1956 (Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization). Founded in 1957, Begam, Lewis, Marks & Wolfe enjoys a diversified plaintiffs' practice in general tort litigation on a statewide and national level.

The firm concentrates in product liability, medical malpractice and all types of personal injury litigation including automobile accidents, interstate trucking, construction site, aviation, railroad, boating, sports injuries, premises liability, professional liability and insurance bad faith cases.

Membership

Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (Member, Advisory Council, 1970—). Member, Committee on Jury Instructions, 1970—, Chairman, Trial Section, 1971-1972, State Bar of Arizona. State Committeeman, 1961-1965, President, Phoenix Chapter, 1963-1964, Member, Board of Governors, 1965—, National Vice President, 1974-1975, President-Elect, 1975-1976, President, 1976-1977, Chairman, Political Action Committee and Attorneys' Congressional Campaign Trust, 1980—, Lifetime Faculty Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Member: Maricopa County, Federal and American Bar Associations. Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Member of the Board and Legislative Chairman, 1964). Western Trial Lawyers Association (Member of the Board, 1963.

President, 1969-1970). American Board of Trial Advocates (Treasurer, Phoenix Chapter, 1967-1970). American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

American Judicature Society. Fellow: International Society of Barristers. Military: 1st Lieutenant, USAF, JAGD, 1954-1956 (Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, theater, golf.

Connections

Married Helen C. Clark, July 24, 1949 (deceased October 20, 2007). Children– Richard, Lorinda, Michael.