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Lawyer

William Harold Levit, American lawyer. Bar: California 1930, United States District Court (northern and central districts) California 1930, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1930, United States Supreme Court 1942. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient President's Cup, California Judges Association, 1983.

Background

Levit, William Harold was born on January 11, 1908 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Morris and Fannie (Jacobs) Levit.

Education

Bachelor, Stanford University, 1928. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1930.

Career

Partner Long & Levit, San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1930—1962. Judge Superior Court California Los Angeles County, 1962—1976. Instructor judicial administration University Southern California Law Center, 1968—1971.

Member faculty National Judicial College, 1965—1968, 1973, Judicial Council California, 1969—1971. Co-founder, dean California Judicial College, 1971. Founding member governing board California Center Judicial Education and Research, 1973—1976.

Of counsel Los Angeles, 1976—1978, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, Miami, Florida, from 1978. Served to lieutenant colonel Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1942-1945.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1930, United States District Court (northern and central districts) California 1930, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1930, United States Supreme Court 1942.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Pretrial Conference Manual, 1966, Coordination of Civil Actions, 1976, California Judicial Retirement Handbook, 4th edition, 1989. Contributor articles to legal and other professional publications.

Membership

Member: Judicial Council of California, 1969-1971. Governing Board, California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1973-1976. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Member: The State Bar of California. Institute of Judicial Administration. Military: Lieutenant Colonel, United States.

Army, JAGD, 1942-1945. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Connections

Married Barbara Kaiser, June 9, 1933 (deceased August 1986). Children: Jacqueline Weisberg, William H. Junior. Married Marion Elizabeth Miller, May 11, 1987.

father:
Morris Levit

mother:
Fannie (Jacobs) Levit

spouse:
Barbara Kaiser

spouse:
Marion Elizabeth Miller

child:
Jacqueline Weisberg Levit

child:
William H. Junior Levit