Obituaries

John Nevius

John Nevius, Anderson Kill Shareholder, Dies at 56

By Shibani Gokhale |

John Nevius, who was also a shareholder in Anderson Kill's insurance recovery group, was committed to education and was a popular teacher and mentor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, his firm colleagues said.

Milton Mollen.

Milton Mollen, 24-Year Judge and Head of NYPD Commission, Dead at 97

By Jason Grant and Andrew Denney |

Milton Mollen, a World War II veteran, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and chair of a historic committee that uncovered vast corruption within the New York City Police Department, has died.

George Bundy Smith

George Bundy Smith Remembered for Soft-Spoken Power

By Jason Grant |

George Bundy Smith, a retired Court of Appeals judge, the author of the state's decision outlawing the death penalty and a civil rights fighter who was arrested in 1961 on a "Freedom Ride" to Alabama, passed away at his home in Harlem on Saturday.

George Bundy Smith

Former Court of Appeals Judge George Bundy Smith Dead at 80

By David Gialanella |

George Bundy Smith, for 14 years a judge on New York's high court and its third African-American member, has died.

Alan Honorof

Alan Honorof, Sitting Nassau Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 68

By Jason Grant |

Alan Honorof, known for his evenhanded and principled approach on the bench, and for his fervor for sailing off of it, has died.

Eugene Gaer

Eugene Gaer, Litigator and Health Care Lawyer, Dies at 74

By Jason Grant |

Eugene Gaer, a health care lawyer for nearly 40 years who chose law as a second career, died on July 7. Known as a "lawyer's lawyer" who "just had this fascination with the law," he started his career as a historian and college professor, which later informed his law practice and life.

William Madonna

William Madonna, Bronx Solo and Chief Counsel to Assemblyman Gjonaj, Dies at 55

By Rebecca Baker |

William J. Madonna gained recognition as the attorney for the Pelham Parkway Preservation Alliance, working to preserve dozens of trees near and along Pelham Parkway from destruction during a city road project. His unexpected passing has left the legal community in the Bronx and elsewhere in shock.

Gus Newman

Gus Newman, Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dies at 90

By Jason Grant |

Known as a skilled cross-examiner who used humor and an old-school presence with juries, Newman completed at least 200 felony trials during his five decades of practice. He was most known for successfully defending white-collar cases.

Sol Greenberg

Long-Time Albany County DA Greenberg Is Dead

By Joel Stashenko |

Sol Greenberg, who became one of the longest-serving district attorneys in New York during his 25 years as chief prosecutor in Albany County, has died.

Judge John Curtin

Longtime Western District Judge and "True Icon" John Curtin Dies at 95

By Rebecca Baker |

Western District Judge John Curtin, who ordered the desegregation of Buffalo schools and presided over one of the largest toxic contamination cases in U.S. history, died Friday following a lengthy illness.