Born:  September 8, 1935
McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Summary by
Phyllis D. Thompson

Interviews Conducted by
Phyllis D. Thompson, Esq

Jack H. Olender, Esq.

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary


College: University of Pittsburgh, A.B., summa cum laude, 1957
Law School: University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1960; George Washington University, LL.M., 1961

1961 , District of Columbia
1965, U.S. Supreme Court
1966, Maryland
1985, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas
Products Liability
Personal Injury

Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: 1994 Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Washington University National Law Center
1993 Golden Apple Award, Howard University Law School
Presidential Award 1996, 2002, National Bar Association
Ollie May Cooper Award 1996, Washington Bar Association
Outstanding Leader Award, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1998
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 1996, University of Pittsburgh Law School Pursuit of Justice Award, International B’nai B’rith, 2001
Article Editor, University of Pittsburgh, 1959-1960
Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1972
Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1991
Member, District of Columbia Judicial Conference, 1976-1991, 1994-
Member: Board of Advisors
Anesthesia Malpractice Prevention, 1996-
Board of Visitors, Howard University School of Law
Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Bar Foundation. Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

McKeesport, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1935


Courtesy of Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.