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William Allen Schmitt Edit Profile

Lawyer

William Allen Schmitt, American lawyer. Bar: Kentucky 1936, United States District Court (western district) Kentucky 1936, North Carolina 1997. Named to, Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame, 1993.

Background

Schmitt, William Allen was born on August 29, 1909 in Louisville. Son of Michael Joseph and Naoma Katherine Schmitt.

Education

University of Louisville. University of Louisville.

Career

Private practice law, Louisville, since 1936. Associate attorney Schmitt & Schmitt, 1936-1960. Judge Jefferson County Probate Court, 1962-1970.

Alcohol beverage control administrator Jefferson County Government, 1962-1970. Law partner Schmitt & Sandmann, 1968-1974. Private practice law, since 1974, Jamestown, North Carolina, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kentucky 1936, United States District Court (western district) Kentucky 1936, North Carolina 1997.

Membership

Election poll judge various general elections, Louisville. Active Muir Chapel United Methodist Church. President Wildwood Country Club, 1964, Legal Aid Society, Louisville, 1968.

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Arbitration Association (arbitration panelist 1983-2003, certified mediator 1985-1999), National Association Securities Dealers (arbitration panelist 1990-2004, certified mediator 1994-2004), American College Trust and Estate Counsel (state chairman 1978-1983), Kentucky Bar Association (life, speaker at seminars and conventions 1960-1980, president 1970-1971, probate committee 1970-1986, chairman 1977-1981, trustee 1971-1986, chairman 1978-1986, clients indemnity fund), North Carolina State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, Louisville Bar Association (speaker at seminars 1960-1980, president 1966, chairman probate committee 1974-1979, various meritorious service awards 1966-1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis.

Connections

Married Dorothy S. Turner, June 12, 1936 (deceased February 1998). 1 child, Selene S. Kaelin.

father:
Michael Joseph

mother:
Naoma Katherine Schmitt

spouse:
Dorothy S. Turner

child:
Selene S. Kaelin Schmitt