Obituaries

Justice Joseph in 2001

Burton Joseph, Retired Nassau County Justice, Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Burton Joseph, who was a Family Court judge for 12 years before joining the state Supreme Court, was known for his charitable contributions, working with We Care, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, the American Cancer Society and the Levittown United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Michael Ratner in 2006

Civil Liberties Attorney Michael Ratner Dies at 72

By Andrew Denney |

Michael Ratner, a longtime attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights who was known for taking on controversial cases, died Wednesday after battling cancer.

Judge Anne Feldman

Anne Feldman, Former Brooklyn Criminal Judge, Dies

By Andrew Keshner |

Anne Feldman, a highly regarded member of Brooklyn's criminal bench for almost three decades, died April 27. Attorneys who worked with Feldman and appeared before her remembered her commitment to justice, her intellect and her attention to detail.

Former Manhattan Administrative Judge Dies at 100

Xavier Riccobono, a former administrative judge for the Civil Term of Manhattan Supreme Court, died on April 29.

Justice Schack

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Justice Schack, who attracted attention during his tenure for taking a hard line against banks seeking to evict New Yorkers from their homes through foreclosure, died on Monday after a lengthy battle with anemia. He was 71.

Robert J. Giuffra, Sr.

Robert Giuffra Sr., Admiralty, Insurance, Products Liability Practitioner, Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Robert Giuffra Sr., an attorney who practiced for almost 60 years, died on Saturday. "My father was someone who really loved the law, but who really loved his family," Robert Giuffra Jr., a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, said, adding that his father often brought him to court when he was a child. Giuffra Jr. and two of his siblings went on to become attorneys.

Allan Winick

Allan Winick, Retired Nassau County Supreme Court Justice, Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Allan Winick, whose law clerks all went on to be elected as Nassau County justices themselves, has died. He was 89.

Loren Schechter

Loren Schechter, Head of Broker-Dealer Practice at Duane Morris, Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Loren Schechter, a New York securities attorney who practiced for more than 45 years, died Friday after an extended illness. He was 74.

Duane Hart

Queens Supreme Court Justice Duane Hart Dies at 62

By Andrew Denney |

Justice Duane Hart, an assertive judge who was known for his imposing demeanor in the courtroom, died Tuesday.

Charles D'Arrigo

Longtime Judge, Richmond County Surrogate Dies

By Andrew Denney |

Retired Surrogate Charles D'Arrigo, who served on the bench for almost four decades, died Tuesday. He was 88.