Obituaries

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.

David Siegel

David Siegel, Author of New York Practice, Dies at 82

By Tania Karas |

David Siegel, a longtime Albany Law School professor who was considered the state's foremost authority on New York civil practice, died Thursday at home in North Egremont, Mass., after years of declining health. He was 82.

Nancy LeBlanc

Obituary: Nancy E. LeBlanc

By Tania Karas |

Nancy LeBlanc, a general practitioner in Wilmington, N.Y. who once led MFY Legal Services and shaped tenant defense law in New York City in the 1960s and 70s, died Sept. 15 after an illness. She was 81.

Steven Kolleeny

Obituary: Steven Kolleeny

By Christine Simmons |

Steven Kolleeny, a special counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a leader of the firm's pro bono asylum program, died Thursday of complications from cancer. He was 58.

William Tendy

Obituary: William Tendy, Jr.

By Andrew Keshner |

A prominent Hudson Valley criminal defense attorney died Friday after a long fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known commonly as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 60 years old.