Obituaries

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.

Christopher Dorman

Phillips Lytle Partner Christopher Dorman Dies at 51

By Tania Karas |

Christopher Dorman, a banking and commercial finance partner at Phillips Lytle, died Nov. 24 of a heart attack at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. He was 51.

Justice York

Justice Louis York of Manhattan Dies at 76

By Tania Karas |

Supreme Court Justice Louis York, who spent 28 years on the bench in New York City, died Sunday.

John Doar

Obituary: John Doar

By Tania Karas |

John Doar, a prominent former government attorney who led federal efforts to protect and enforce civil rights as assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice's civil rights division in the 1960s, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at home in Manhattan. He was 92.

Frank Grad

Obituary: Frank Grad

Frank Grad, a longtime professor at Columbia Law School and an expert in environmental and public health law, died Tuesday at age 90.

John B. Pessala

Obituary: John B. Pessala

By Tania Karas |

John Pessala, a retired Family Court and District Court judge in Nassau County who spent nearly his entire career in public service, died Tuesday at age 65 following a long illness.