Obituaries

Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum

Colleagues Recall Cedarbaum's Devotion, Integrity

By Mark Hamblett |

Tributes poured in Monday from friends and colleagues of Southern District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, who died Friday at age 86. She was remembered as a woman who carved a unique path in the law and on the bench.

Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum

Southern District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Southern District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum has died, her chambers confirmed on Friday afternoon. She was 86.

Myron Beldock in 2004

Myron Beldock, 'Elder Statesman' of the Civil Rights Bar, Dies at 86

By Andrew Denney and Andrew Keshner |

Myron Beldock, a respected civil rights attorney who was known for representing defendants in long-shot cases, has died.

Official portrait of Justice Francis T. Murphy

Francis 'Tim' Murphy, Longtime Presiding Justice, Dies at 89

By Andrew Keshner |

Francis "Tim" Murphy, who was the presiding justice in the Appellate Division, First Department, from 1977 to 1997, died Wednesday after a short illness.

Kevin Dillon

Former Supreme Court Justice, Erie County DA Dies at 65

Kevin Dillon, who came from a well-known judicial family, had retired from the bench in early 2014. He first gained legal prominence in Western New York in the early 1980s when he defended Joseph Christopher, the white man convicted of murdering several Buffalo black men in the ".22-Caliber Killer" case.

John Pace

Suffolk Attorney and Real Estate Developer Dies at 80

By Andrew Denney |

John Pace, who was known for his civic involvement and his role in a politically prominent family in Suffolk County, died Sunday after a two-year battle with cancer.

John Zuccotti

Attorney Who Helped Revitalize Lower Manhattan After 9/11 Dies

By Nell Gluckman |

John Zuccotti, a prominent figure in the New York City real estate community for decades who was senior counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, died on Friday.

Steven Eisman

Nassau County Bar President Dies at 61

By Andrew Keshner |

Steven J. Eisman, a name partner at a well-known Long Island firm and the sitting president of the Nassau County Bar Association, died Thursday from complications associated with a recent surgery.

Kelly Cosby, standing top right, poses with Shana Knizhnik, left, and Elizabeth Gavin on Oct. 27 at the book release party of “Notorious RBG,” a biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Rookie Associate Inspired by Ginsburg Dies at 25

By Andrew Denney |

Kelly Cosby, who collaborated on a hip-hop song honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before beginning her career at Duane Morris in September, died on Sunday after a battle with an aggressive melanoma.

Washington, D.C. offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at 700 13th Street, N.W.

Freshfields Partner Dies in Fall From Firm's DC Office

Timothy J. Coleman, former rising star of the U.S. Justice Department's criminal division and a successful white-collar lawyer in private practice, was remembered this week as organized, devoted to his profession and brimming with humor and practical jokes. Nothing in his interactions with others shed light on why he fell to his death Tuesday morning from the top of the law office building in downtown D.C.