Environmental Lawyer Dies While Climbing Mountain in Cascades

An environmental lawyer apparently lost his footing and fell to his death last week while mountain climbing in Washington’s North Cascades National Park.

John Arum, 49, was a respected environmental lawyer with a love of the outdoors, the Associated Press reports. His father, boxing promoter Bob Arum, had left a promotional tour to join the five-day search.

Arum’s body was spotted by a helicopter search on Friday. A graduate of the University of Washington Law School, he was a board member of the Washington Environmental Council and a lawyer at Ziontz, Chestnut, Varnell, Berley & Slonim.

Name partner Marc Slonim told AP that Arum “was one of Washington’s premier environmental lawyers, achieving major successes in litigation to protect and preserve natural resources.”

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