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Judge William Lee

Judge William C. Lee
2100 E. Ross Adair Federal Building
1300 S. Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 423-3030


Date of Appointment:
July 28, 1981

Career Record:
Deputy County Prosecuting Attorney, 38th Judicial Circuit of Indiana, 1963-1969; Chief Deputy 1967-1969; U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1970-1973; practiced law, 1962-1964, 1964-1970 Parry, Krueckeberg & Lee -Partner, and 1973-1981 Hunt, Suedhoff, Borror, Eilbacher & Lee -Partner.

Education:
Yale University, A.B., 1959; University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1962.

Professional Recognition and Other Honors:
1972 - National Conservation Award--Izaak Walton League of America
1979 - Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
1988 - Indiana Trial Judge of the Year
1999 - Doctor of Laws (Hon.) Huntington College
2001 - Sagamore of the Wabash
2005 - Nieman Citation for Excellence and Professionalism
2005 - Ove Jorgenson Spirit of Leadership Award

Past Professional Activites:
Chair, Indiana Pro Bono Commision
Member, Bankruptcy Judge Screening Committee of the Seventh Circuit Judicial Council
Member, Judicial Resources Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States
Member, Pro Bono Committee, Seventh Circuit
Member, Seventh Circuit Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions
Judicial Member, Rules Revision Committee, Northern District of Indiana
Judicial Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, Northern District of Indiana
Member, Seventh Circuit Judicial Council
Founding President, Benjamin Harrison American Inns of Court

Professional Organizations:
Fellow of Indiana Bar Foundation
Allen County Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Publications and Presentations:
1979-1980 -Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
1982 -Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference Panelist, Pro Bono Appointments
1986 -ICLEF Federal Practice Seminar, Panel Chairman, Local Rules of Northern District of Indiana
1987 -ICLEF Civil Trial Techniques Seminar and Manual Direct and Cross-Examination, Objections, Offers to Prove
1987 -Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference Panelist, Rule 11 Sanctions
1988 -ICLEF Products Liability Seminar and Manual. The Trial of a Products Liability Case
1988 -ICLEF Federal Practice Seminar and Manual. Rule 11 Sanctions and the Conduct of Lawyers
1991 -ICLEF Employment Litigation Seminar and Manual Employment Litigation-A View From the Bench
1991 -ICLEF A.D.R. Seminar Panelist, A.D.R. Techniques
1991 -National C.P.C.U. Convention, Seminar and Manual. Controlling Litigation Costs
1993 -ICLEF Seminar, Chairman, U.S. Supreme Court: Practical Tips and Current Case Analysis.
1994 -ICLEF Seminar and Manual. Federal Court for the Non-Federal Practitioner
1994 -ICLEF Seminar and Manual. An Evening with the Judges
1996 -ICLEF Federal Court Mediation Training Seminar, Panelist.
1996 -ICLEF Seminar and Manual. Employment Discrimination Litigation
1996 -Reaching Out, The First 150 Years of Trinity English Lutheran Church
1997 -ICLEF Seminar, Chairman, Employment Litigation
1998 -ICLEF Seminar, Chairman, Federal Civil Practice
1998 -Contributing Author, Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts, West Publishing Company
1999 -Author, Volume I Federal Jury Practice and Instructions, West Publishing Company
2006 -Contributing Author, Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts, 2nd Edition, West Publishing Company
2006 -Author, Volume I Federal Jury Practice and Instructions, 2nd Edition, West Publishing Company


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