Obituaries

Monroe Freedman

Monroe Freedman, Former Hofstra Law Dean, Dies at 86

By Andrew Denney |

Monroe Freedman, a law professor and former dean at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University considered by many to be the father of modern legal ethics as an academic discipline, died Feb. 26. He was 86.

Richard Schwartz

Head of Fried Frank's Environmental Unit Dies at 64

By Andrew Denney |

Richard Schwartz, an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson known for his work in environmental law and his dedication to sustainability and local food, died Feb. 21 from complications from cancer.

Herald Price Fahringer in 1998

Defense Lawyer Herald Price Fahringer Dies at 87

By Christine Simmons |

Herald Price Fahringer, a prominent criminal defense and First Amendment lawyer who represented clients such as Larry Flynt and adult entertainment shops in Times Square, died Feb. 12 from complications from prostate cancer.

Justice Thomas Phelan

Nassau Supreme Court Justice Thomas Phelan Dies at 69

By Andrew Denney |

Justice Thomas Phelan, who had a passion for presiding over Article 81 guardianship cases, an area of the law that he felt was underserved, died on Feb. 12 after serving almost 20 years on the bench.

Harvey Goldschmid

Harvey Goldschmid of Columbia Law School Dies at 74

By Andrew Denney |

A Columbia Law School professor and former SEC commissioner who was a key player in the implementation of sweeping financial regulations intended to make corporations more accountable to shareholders died on Thursday.

Leon Silverman

Obituary: Leon Silverman

By Christine Simmons |

Leon Silverman, a former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson partner and co-chair of the firm, died Thursday at age 93.

Kenneth Nelson Hart

Obituary: Kenneth Nelson Hart

By Andrew Keshner |

Kenneth Nelson Hart, an antitrust attorney who represented high-profile clients including Pfizer and Kodak, died Dec. 24 of natural causes. He was 84.

Mario Cuomo

New Yorkers Say Goodbye to a Powerful Voice for the Law

By Joel Stashenko |

Family and friends will say farewell today to Mario Cuomo, an eloquent voice for the rule of law and for the poor during his career as an attorney and three-term governor, who died at his Manhattan home Thursday, hours after his son Andrew was sworn in to his second term as governor.

John T. Casey

Retired Third Department Justice Dies

John T. Casey, a justice on the Appellate Division, Third Department for 18 years in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Christmas Day at an Albany nursing home after a long battle with cancer. He was 93.

Norman Dachs

Personal Injury and Insurance Lawyer Norman Dachs Dies at 81

By Tania Karas |

Norman H. Dachs, who practiced on Long Island for almost 60 years after co-founding Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs in 1955, died early Wednesday of lung cancer. He was 81.