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Obituary: Herbert F. Schwartz

Herbert F. Schwartz, a prominent intellectual property litigator and former partner at Ropes & Gray, died July 15 at his Riverside, Conn., home after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 78.

Stanley Parness

Obituary: Stanley Parness

By Tania Karas |

Stanley Parness, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Term, First Department, died unexpectedly on July 8. He was 85.

Obituary: Kevin J. Walsh

Kevin Walsh, a partner at Locke Lord whose practice included antitrust work as well as international litigation and arbitration matters, died of cancer on June 22.

Obituary: Florence Roberts

By Tania Karas |

Florence Roberts, who spent much of her career at Legal Services NYC serving low-income families, incarcerated women and victims of domestic violence, died June 1 at home in Greenwich Village after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 73.

Obituary: Murray Ramson

By Tania Karas |

Murray Ramson, a solo attorney who practiced in New York for more than four decades, died May 15 of health complications after a fall. He was 87.

Judge Baer

Judge Harold Baer Jr., Advocate of Diversity, Dies at 81

By Mark Hamblett |

Judge Harold Baer Jr., who served on the bench in the Southern District for 20 years, died Tuesday night, leaving a legacy of commitment to civil rights and diversity.

Obituary: Israel Rubin

By John Caher |

Israel "Russ" Rubin, a jurist who spent 14 years on the Appellate Division, First Department and finished his legal career as co-chair of the national appellate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, died Friday at 87.

Obituary: Arthur Cromarty

By Andrew Keshner |

Arthur Cromarty, a former Suffolk County judge who oversaw the growth of the county's court system and has a court complex named in his honor, died on Thursday. He was 94.

Obituary: Thomas Stark

By Andrew Keshner |

Suffolk County Justice Thomas Stark, who presided over several high-profile cases and served as a court administrator, died on April 27 at age 89.

Obituary: Angelo T. Cometa

Matrimonial lawyer Angelo Cometa, who served as president of the New York State Bar Association from 1990 to 1991, died Wednesday, April 16, after a long illness.