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Lawyer

Willard J. Lassers, American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1941, Illinois 1942, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.

Background

Lassers, Willard J. was born on August 24, 1919 in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry and Sylvia (Oppenheim) Lassers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1940;Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1942.

Career

Practiced in, Chicago, 1946-1978;practice with, Alex Elson, Chicago, 1946-1948;practice with, Elson and Cotton, 1948-1949;attorney, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Chicago, 1950-1951;attorney, Office Price Stablzn., Chicago, 1951-1953;individual practice law, Chicago, 1953-1960;partner, Elson, Lassers and Wolff, Chicago, 1960-1978;judge, Circuit Court Cook County, Chicago, 1978-1997. Lecturer taxation University of Chicago, 1954-1955.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1941, Illinois 1942, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Alex Elson and Aaron S. Wolff) Civil Practice Forms Annotated, Illinois and Federal, 1952, 65, Scapegoat Justice: Lloyd Miller and the Failure of the Legal System, 1973. Reviser: Fletcher Corporation Forms, 5 vols, 1957-1960.

Membership

Member Governor's Committee to Study Consumer Credit Laws, 1962-1963. Chairman Committee Illinois Government, 1962-1963. Board of directors Illinois division American Civil Liberties Union, to 1978.

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Illinois, Chicago bar associations, American Arbitration Association (member panel labor arbitrators 1965-1978).

Connections

Son of Henry and Sylvia (Oppenheim) L. M. Elisabeth Stern, June 30, 1946. 1 daughter, Deborah.

father:
Henry Lassers

mother:
Sylvia (Oppenheim) Lassers

spouse:
Elisabeth Stern