Obituaries

393 ABA Journal Obituaries articles.

Prominent Indiana lawyer is shot and killed; client in civil case is a suspect

A prominent lawyer was shot and killed at his Indiana home on Wednesday and police have arrested an 83-year-old man in connection with his death.

The slain lawyer is 64-year-old…

Greenberg Traurig co-founder Robert Traurig dies at 93

Robert Traurig, a co-founder of Greenberg Traurig known for his zoning expertise and devotion to civic causes, has died at 93.

Traurig died Tuesday in Miami, according to the

Ann Hopkins, plaintiff in landmark gender stereotyping case, dies at 74

A woman who took her gender stereotyping case to the U.S. Supreme Court after twice being denied a partnership at Price Waterhouse has died at 74.

Ann Hopkins died June…

Former federal judge George Leighton, a civil rights pioneer, dies at 105
George Leighton, a former Chicago federal judge who fought for civil rights, has died at the age of 105.
First female justice of the peace gets obit after 116 years

The New York Times has published a belated obituary for a woman who became the country’s first female justice nearly 150 years ago.

The trailblazing woman, Esther Morris, died in…

Groundbreaking lawyer who won bus desegregation ruling dies at 104

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a groundbreaking Washington, D.C., lawyer who persuaded the Interstate Commerce Commission to issue a ruling banning racial segregation on buses has died at 104.

Roundtree died Monday…

Frugal Cleary Gottlieb secretary who invested in stocks leaves $8.2M to charities
Longtime Cleary Gottlieb secretary Sylvia Bloom, who died soon after her retirement at age 96, made some smart stock picks during her lifetime.
Would-be judge facing trial for ruling in traffic cases is found dead

A would-be judge who was facing a trial Monday for ruling in three traffic cases has been found dead in her home in suburban Chicago.

Rhonda Crawford, 46, was free…

Prominent gay-rights lawyer sets himself on fire and dies in environmental protest

A prominent gay-rights lawyer died early Saturday in a Brooklyn, New York, park after he set himself on fire to protest pollution from fossil fuels.

David Buckel, 60, was “an…

James Podgers, retired ABA Journal editor, dies at 67
James Podgers, 67, a retired ABA Journal editor, was known for his deep knowledge of the American Bar Association and its inner workings.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as 9th Circuit’s ‘liberal lion,’ dies at 87

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as the “liberal lion” of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died.

Reinhardt was 87, report BuzzFeed News, the Los…

Linda Brown, the ‘symbolic center’ of Brown v. Board of Education, dies

A woman who was central to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision died Sunday.

Linda Brown Thompson was “the symbolic center” of the case, the

Constitutional and legal ethics scholar Ronald Rotunda dies at 73
Ronald Rotunda, a legal ethics and constitutional law expert at Chapman University's law school, died last Wednesday from pneumonia at the age of 73.
Civil rights lawyer and former MALDEF president Joaquin Avila dies at 69

Civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila, known for his voting rights litigation, died on March 9 at the age of 69.

The cause of death was colon and liver cancer, the…

Alternative dispute resolution pioneer Frank E.A. Sander dies at 90

Frank E.A. Sander, a former Harvard law professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution has died at 90, according to an obituary at Harvard Law…

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