Partner Profile: Donald Dunner
We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Donald Dunner, Co-Chair of DCBF’s Call to Action and Chair of the Foundation’s Advisory Committee.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner, LLP
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to DC?
Law school; job as examiner at Patent Office
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
Examiner in Patent Office; learned patent law basics
Reading the morning newspaper
My Cousin Vinny
Favorite Vacation Spot
Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your News Source
Washington Post; TV news programs
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is…
Hearing aid batteries
Most rewarding element of your work
A challenge you faced early in your career
Trying my first lawsuit
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be a…
If I weren’t working at Finnegan, I would be…
Legal aid is important to me because . . .
A need/desire to pay society back
My dream for the legal system is…
To satisfy legal needs for those unable to afford it
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Tags: Issue 11 (March 2017)