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Environmental Lawyer Dies While Climbing Mountain in Cascades

Posted Sep 7, 2010 12:36 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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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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