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William Summers Farr,

William S. Farr, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Commercial Litigation, Malpractice Law, Products Liability Law, Education Law. Member of Farr & Oosterhouse.

Background

Farr,, William Summers was born on March 10, 1935 in New York City. Son of William Summers and Dorothy (Shelbrede) Farr.

Education

DePauw University and Washington University (Bachelor of Arts, 1957). University of Michigan (Juris Doctor, 1961).

Career

Worked at Farr & Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids, Michigan) specializing in Commercial Litigation, Malpractice Law, Products Liability Law, Education Law. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Michigan. Chairman, Michigan Tenure Commission, 1968-1972.

Faculty Member, University of Michigan, ICLE Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1987, Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1985 and 1986. United States. District Court for Western District of Michigan Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994 and 1996. Faculty Member, University of Michigan Advocacy Institute, 1992.

Member: Grand Rapids (Trustee, 1973-1975. Vice-President, 1982-1983. President Elect, 1983-1984.

President, 1984-1985. Judicial Review Committee, 1989-1992. Co-Chair, Crisis in Courts Committee, 1991-1993) and American Bar Associations.

State Bar of Michigan (Member, Representative Assembly, 1982-1985. State Bar Grievance Board Hearing Panelist, 1989. State Bar Judicial Review Committee, 1989-1992).

Federation of Insurance Counsel. Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation. American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate.

Treasurer, Michigan Chapter). American Inns of Court-Master (Grand Rapids Chapter).

Membership

Member, University of Michigan, ICLE Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1987, Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1985 and 1986. United States. District Court for Western District of Michigan Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994 and 1996. Faculty Member, University of Michigan Advocacy Institute, 1992.

Member: Grand Rapids (Trustee, 1973-1975. Vice-President, 1982-1983. President Elect, 1983-1984.

President, 1984-1985. Judicial Review Committee, 1989-1992. Co-Chair, Crisis in Courts Committee, 1991-1993) and American Bar Associations.

State Bar of Michigan (Member, Representative Assembly, 1982-1985. State Bar Grievance Board Hearing Panelist, 1989. State Bar Judicial Review Committee, 1989-1992).

Federation of Insurance Counsel. Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation. American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate.

Treasurer, Michigan Chapter). American Inns of Court-Master (Grand Rapids Chapter). Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation.

American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate. Treasurer, Michigan Chapter). American Inns of Court-Master (Grand Rapids Chapter).

Connections

Married Kay C. Cougill, June 14, 1957. Children: Gregory, Sheryl, Cynthia.