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William Edgar Deitrick

William Edgar Deitrick, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1972, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1972, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1976, District of Columbia 1981.


Deitrick, William Edgar was born on July 30, 1944 in New York City. Son of John English and Dorothy Alice (Geib) Deitrick.


Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor of Arts, 1967). Cornell University (Juris Doctor, 1971).


Worked at Mayer, Brown & Platt. Admitted to the bar, 1972, Illinois and United States. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar.

1981, District of Columbia. Author: "Contractual Good Faith: Let the Contract, Not the Courts, Define the Bargain," 85 Illinois Bar Journal 120 (1997). "National Banks and Section 91: Protection from Judgment Creditors Pending Appeal," 112 Banking Law Journal 326 (1995).

"Intervention in Illinois: The Requirements for Intervention of Right Permissive Intervention, and Appealability of an Order Denying Intervention," 67 Illinois Bar Journal 168, November (1978). "Defective Design: State of the Art versus Standard of Safety," 60 Chicago Bar Record 324 (1979). "The Conflicting Policies Between Arbitration and Bankruptcy," 40 Business Lawyer 33 (1984).

"The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Federal and Illinois Courts," 73 Illinois Bar Journal 448 (1985). Deputy General Counsel, Continental Bank N.A., 1985-1991. Military: With United States.

Army, 1968-1970.


Trustee North Shore Country Day School, 1992-1997. Governor member Shedd Aquarium, 2000-2004. With United States Army, 1968-1970.

Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association (class agent 1967-1995), Cornell Law School Chicago Alumni Association (chairman 1985-1987), Legal Club, University Club Chicago (board directors 2002-2005), Indian Hill Club (board governors Winnetka, Illinois).


Married Emily Jane Posey, June 22, 1968. Children: William Junior, Elizabeth, Peter.