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William Harold Theis, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Illinois 1970, District of Columbia 1971, Wisconsin 1998, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, Wisconsin 1998. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1970-1972. Member American Law Institute.


Theis, William Harold was born on November 8, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Clarence M. and Marion K. (McLendon) Theis.


Loyola University of Chicago (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1967). Northwestern University School of Law (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1970). Columbia University School of Law (Master of Laws, 1977.

J.S.D., 1982).


Worked at Shellow, Shellow & Glynn, S.C. Admitted to the bar, 1970, Illinois and United States. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and United States.

Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. 1971, United States. District Court, District of Columbia. 1973, United States. Supreme Court and United States.

Tax Court; 1985, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

United States. Court of Armed Forces (Not admitted Wisconsin). Order of the Coif. Dwight Fellow. Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review, 1969-1970.

Author: "The Double Jeopardy Defense and Multiple Prosecutions for Conspiracy," 49 SMU L. Rev., 1996. "Pinkerton v. United States and Vicarious Criminal Liability," 36 Mercer L. Rev., 1985. "United States v. Bell and the Directed Verdict in Criminal Cases: The Death of the Two-Hypothesis Rule," 35 Mercer L. Rev., 1984.

"Younger v. Harris: Federalism in Context," 33 Hastings Law Journal, 1981. Book Review, "The Law in Classical Athens," 26 U. McGill L.J., 1981. "Pendent Jurisdiction Over Claims Arising Under Federal Law," 32 Hastings Law Journal, 1980.

"The Doctor as Witness: Statements for Purposes of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment," 10 Loyola University Law Journal, 1980. "Official Immunity and the Civil Rights Act," 38 Louisiana L. Rev., 1978. "Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: A Need for Limits on Liability," 27 DePaul L. Rev., 1978.

"Choice of law and the Administration of the Exclusionary Rule in Criminal Cases," 44 Tenn. L. Rev., 1977; "Res Judicata in Civil Rights Act Cases: An Introduction to the Problem," 70 Northwestern University L. Rev., 1976. "Shaw v. Garrison: Some Observations on 42 United States.C. §1988 and Federal Common Law," 36 Louisiana L. Rev., 1976.

"‘Good Faith’ as a Defense to Suits for Police Deprivations of Individual Rights," 59 Minn. L. Rev., 1975; "Zahn v. International Paper Company: The Non-aggregation Rule in Jurisdictional Amount Cases," 35 Louisiana L. Rev., 1974.

"Amended Section Five of the Longshoremen's and Harborworkers' Compensation Act," 41 Tenn. L. Rev., 1974; "Preliminary Hearings in Homicide Cases," 62 Journal of Criminal Law, 1971. Associate Professor: Torts, Federal Courts, Admiralty Law, Securities Regulation and Intellectual Property, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1972-1978.

Loyola University School of Law, 1978-1981. Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1982—. Member: American Law Institute.


Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1970-1972. Member American Law Institute.


Married Maria Luisa Belfiore, December 5, 1973. Children: Catherine, Elizabeth.