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William Michael Coffey, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit).

Background

Coffey, William Michael was born on August 16, 1932 in Racine. Son of Richard Raymond and Catherine Cecilia (Costello) Coffey.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 1961.

Career

Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Chicago, 1961—1963, assistant United States attorney Chicago & Milwaukee, 1963—1965. Partner Shellow, Shellow & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1966—1969, Coffey, Murray & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1970—1975, Coffey & Coffey, Milwaukee, 1975—1981, Coffey, Coffey & Geraghty, Milwaukee, 1981. Lecturer University Wisconsin Law School, Madison, from 1975.

Served with United States Army, 1952-1954, Korea.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Defense of Criminal Cases in Wisconsin.

Membership

Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association (member task force on standards criminal justice), State Public Defenders (board directors 1977-1979), State Bar Wisconsin (board governors 1981-1982), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Connections

Married Nancy Jane Shuford, June 15, 1957. Children: Patrick, Peggy, Michael, Jane.

father:
Richard Raymond Coffey

mother:
Catherine Cecilia (Costello) Coffey

spouse:
Nancy Jane Shuford

children:
Patrick Coffey

Peggy Coffey

Michael Coffey

Jane Coffey