David R. Brink

David R. Brink died July 20, 2017

David R. Brink, inducted into the College of Law Practice Management in 1996, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, just one week shy of his 98th birthday. David attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors in 1940. He attended the University of Minnesota Law School, but his legal education was interrupted by military service in WWII. After the war, David returned to the University of Minnesota to complete his JD and he served as Law Review editor. In 1947, David joined the firm now known as Dorsey & Whitney LLP as an associate; he became a partner in 1953. David was active in local, state and national bar associations, serving as President of the Hennepin County Bar Association in 1967-68, President of the Minnesota State Bar Association in 1978-79 and President of the American Bar Association in 1981-82. He retired in 1989 at age 70. In retirement he became active in the ABA Standing Committee on Substance Abuse and a tireless advocate for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, an organization in which he mentored many other lawyers dealing with substance abuse problems.