James Silen, age 82, of Isanti died January 7, 2021. Jim will be remembered by friends in a private special ceremony on June 26-27.
It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of Attorney James Stanton Silen, of Isanti, MN on January 7, 2021, his 82nd birthday. Jim was a practicing Attorney and Certified Public Accountant serving clients up to the time of his death.
James Silen was born in Seattle, WA. He had no siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Zelma Silen. He is survived by cousins, extended family and many friends.
Jim’s education background included a Bachelor of History & German with honors from Dartmouth College (NH); a Master of Arts in History & Latin; and a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate from the University of MN. His Juris Doctor Degree was from Hamline School of Law.
Jim’s service contributions included attorney/counselor for the Supreme Court of MN and US District Court (MN). He periodically served as instructor at the University of MN and multiple private colleges.
But his most lasting and meaningful contributions were to ordinary persons who were struggling in life and needed help to move forward. He would research case law deeply and would come back with a plan to get them back on track. The clients were rewarded when he successfully represented them in court proceedings and/or before the IRS.