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476 ABA Journal Obituaries articles.

‘Lilyhill’ Dies of Stroke, ‘Bright Star in Twitterverse’

A paralegal in Philadelphia who was a pioneering commenter on the law on Twitter is being mourned by dozens of followers who feel as though they have lost a close…

Federal Judge David Winder Dies, Renowned for Kindness & Fairness

A retired federal judge renowned for his kindness, hard work and fairness in the courtroom died yesterday after a long illness. David Winder, a former chief judge of the U.S.…

Plane Piloted By Ga. Judge Crashes; He and a Passenger are Dead

A Georgia juvenile court judge and one of three young adult passengers on the single-engine plane he was piloting died today when it crashed in an east Alabama hayfield.

The…

Crowell & Moring Name Partner Dies

Updated: A founder and name partner of the law firm Crowell & Moring has died.

John Frederick Moring died earlier this week from pneumonia, reports May 14, 2009 6:30 PM CDT

Nuremberg War Crimes Prosecutor Henry King Dies at 89

Henry King Jr., one of the last Nuremberg war crimes prosecutors still alive, has died at the age of 89.

The cause of death was cancer, King’s son, Dave, told…

Disappointments Preceded Suicides by Lawyers at Three Major Law Firms

Job stress and career disappointments are apparently taking a toll on lawyers working in the high-pressure world of large law firms.

In the past six months, lawyers working for three…

U of Denver Law Prof Dies Today After Bicycle Accident

An assistant professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law died today after a bicycle accident early yesterday.

After initially saying in an e-mail to students that 32-year-old…

25 Years After Fla. Courthouse Shooting, Last Victim Dies

It was a time when courthouse metal detectors and bag searches were not yet commonplace. So when Thomas Provenzano walked into the Orange County Courthouse on Jan. 10, 1984, no…

Former Attorney General Griffin Bell Dies

Griffin Bell, a former attorney general and federal appeals judge, has died at the age of 90.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Bell’s death today. He…

Al Meyerhoff: Labor Lawyer Who Fought Sweatshops Dies at 61

Al Meyerhoff, a labor lawyer who lead a landmark class-action lawsuit against American clothiers operating sweatshops on the island of Saipan has died of complications from cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical…

Death Penalty Expert Michael Mello Dies

Vermont Law School Professor Michael Mello, a well-known national expert on the death penalty, died at his home over the weekend after a short illness. He was 51.

“He was…

RIP: Gerald Margolis, Counsel to Rolling Stones, Robin Williams

Entertainment lawyer and avid surfer Gerald A. Margolis, whose high-profile clients included the Rolling Stones, R. Kelly and Robin Williams, died Sept. 15 at age 65.

Margolis was diagnosed six…

Oldest Patent Lawyer Dies at the Age of 107

A retiree dubbed “the oldest patent attorney in the United States” by National Public Radio has died at the age of 107.

Yardley Chittick, a graduate of George Washington University…

RIP: Janet Mary Riley, Crusading Women’s Rights Lawyer

A longtime Loyola University New Orleans School of Law professor who is credited with making Louisiana women equal partners in their marriages died Saturday. Janet Mary Riley was 92.

A…

45 Years After Medgar Evers’ Murder, His Work Continues

Every year, on June 12, Robert Stepney thinks about Medgar Evers, a college roommate who was like a brother to him.

Shot on that day in Jackson, Miss., in 1963,…

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