Trial lawyer Wylie A. Aitken, founding partner and CEO of the California law firm Aitken, Aitken and Cohn, was the youngest ever president in the history of the State Trial Bar and served on the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee which recommends the appointment of federal district judges.
Aitken graduated from law school at Marquette University in 1965 and was recently appointed to the university's Law School Advisory Board. He was the recipient of Marquette's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. His recent court victories include a wrongful-death action against Disneyland, after a dislodged metal cleat on a Disney sailing ship killed a man and disfigured his wife. The case led California to strengthen theme park safety regulations. Aitken has also worked as a consumer advocate, developing bilingual consumer protection brochures.
A second-generation Irish-American whose mother's family hails from County Cork, Aitken is married and has three children. He is a founding member and the current president of the Celtic Bar Association.
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