Posted Sep 07, 2010 05:36 pm CDT
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.”