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William J. Reinke, JD

Reinke_002Occupation: Lawyer (Retired)
Born: South Bend, Indiana, August 7, 1930

Education:
JD, The University of Chicago (1955)
AB, Wabash College, Cum Laude (1952)

Bar Admissions:
Indiana State Bar Association (1955); Federal Bar Association (1955)

Career:
Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg and Predecessors (1996)
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg and Predecessors (1961-1996)
Associate, Barnes & Thornburg and Predecessors, South Bend, IN (1957-1996)
Former Chairman, Compensation Committee, Management Committee, Barnes & Thornburg and Predecessors

Career Related:
Member, Management Committee, Barnes & Thornburg and Predecessors

Military:
Sergeant, Management Planning Unit, Machine Records Division, United States Fifth Army Headquarters, Chicago, IL (1955-1957)

Civic:
Lifetime Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army (1973-Present); Trustee, First Methodist Church (1976-1970, 2005-2007); Board of Directors, Southern Bend Civic Theatre (1997-2003); President, NABE Michigan Chapter (1993-1994); Board of Directors, NABE Michigan Chapter (1990-1994); President, Salvation Army (1990-1992); Board of Directors, United Way (1979-1981); Board of Directors, Isaac Walton League (1970-1981); President, Stanley Clark School (1977-1980); Trustee, Stanley Clark School (1969-1980); President, South Bend Round Table (1963-1965)

Creative Works:
Author, “Random Thoughts of a Hoosier Trial Attorney” (2020); Author, “A Hoosier Trial Lawyer’s Notebook: 40 Years at the Bar, Second Edition” (2020); Author, “A Hoosier Trial Lawyer’s Notebook: 40 Years at the Bar”, Illustrator Austin Reinke, (2019)

Achievements:
40 Years as a Trial Attorney trying cases coast to coast, from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Philadelphia and Minnesota to Florida.

Awards:
Recipient, The Wabash College Richard O. Ristine Award (2018); Lifetime Patron Fellow, St. Joseph County Bar Foundation (2018); Recipient, Boss of the Year Award (1979); Honoree, South Bend Outstanding Young Man Of the Year (1961); Recipient, Outstanding Local President Award, Indiana Jaycees (1960-1961); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Member, Board of Directors, Rotary Club of South Bend (1970-1973, 1994-1997); Member, Management Planning Unit, U.S. Fifth Army Headquarters, Chicago, IL (1955-1957); Lifetime Member, Board of Directors, Salvation Army; Member, American Bar Association (ABA); Member, Indiana State Bar Association; Member, St. Joseph County Bar Association; Patron Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation; Member, American Judicature Society; Member, Founders Committee, Summit Club

Political Affiliation:
Republican

Religion:
Methodist

Family:
Son of William August Reinke and Eva Marie (Hein) Reinke
Married: Elizabeth Beck Lockwood (1991)
Children: Sally Sue Taelman; William A. Reinke II (Deceased); Andrew J. Reinke
Grandchildren: Shaina S. Miller; Blake A. Taelman; William A. Reinke III; Austin A. Reinke

Hobbies:
Photography; Golf; Writing

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1996-1997, 29th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
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Who’s Who in American Law – 2005-2006, 14th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2003-2004, 13th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2002-2003, 12th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2000-2001, 11th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1998-1999, 10th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1996-1997, 9th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1994-1995, 8th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1992-1993, 7th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1990-1991, 6th Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1987-1988, 5th Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1985-1986, 4th Edition (pub. 1985)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2014, 40th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2013, 39th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2012, 38th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2011, 37th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2009, 35th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2008, 34th Edition (pub. 2007)
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Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2006, 32nd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2005, 31st Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2004, 30th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2003, 29th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2002, 28th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2000-2001, 27th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1996-1997, 25th Edition (pub. 1996)
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Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the World – 2009, 26th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2008, 25th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the World – 2006, 23rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2002, 19th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the World – 2001, 18th Edition (pub. 2000)

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