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Tom Tew, JD '66

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Prominent Lawyer Tom Tew, JD '66 More at The Miami Herald.

Michael S. Leone, JD '74, LLMT '85

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Attorney Michael S. Leone, JD '74, LLMT '85. More at The Palm Beach Post.

Stuart A. Markus, BED '54 JD '57

Miami Law mourns the passing of Stuart A. Markus, JD '57. More at The Miami Herald.

Burton Harrison, JD '52

Burton Harrison, JD '52

Miami Law mourns the passing of Heritage Society and Dean's Council member Burton Harrison, JD '52. More at the Miami Herald.


Robert A. Ades, JD '73

Robert A. Ades, JD '73

Miami Law mourns the passing of Visiting Committee member and generous supporter Robert A. Ades, JD '73. More at The Washington Post.

Nick Crane, BBA'51 and JD'53

Nick Crane, BBA'51 and JD'53

The University of Miami family mourns the loss of loyal Miami Hurricane and longtime UM trustee, Nicholas A. "Nick" Crane. A two-time graduate (BBA '51 and JD '53), Mr. Crane was a devoted father and grandfather, a successful businessman, and a caring community leader. Read more.

Judge Amy Karan, JD '86

Miami Law mourns the passing of Hon. Amy Karan, JD '86. More at The Miami Herald.

Donald Klein, JD '65

Donald Klein, JD '65

Donald M. Klein passed away on August 14, 2013 after complications from emergency cardiac surgery. At Miami Law he was editor-in-chief of Law Review and was a professor from 1970 to 1972. Read more.

Arthur England, LLMT '72

Arthur England, LLMT '72

Miami Law mourns the passing of alumnus Arthur England, former Florida Supreme Court Justice. Read Miami Herald obit.


Lawrence (Larry) P. Coassin, JD '83

Lawrence (Larry) P. Coassin, JD '83

Lawrence (Larry) P. Coassin, 54, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8th, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 31 years to Emily Castiglione Coassin, proud father to Polly Coassin Franzen and her husband Jason, and Lawrence (Rence) P. Coassin Jr., beloved grandfather to Addison Franzen, and master to dog, Shiloh. Read more

Mitchell R. Bloomberg, JD '74

Mitchell R. Bloomberg, JD '74

Mitchell R. Bloomberg left this world peacefully on May 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife Margie, the love of his life, sons Adam and Noah (Lindsay) and beautiful baby granddaughter Evelyn, his mother Florence and sister Marsha (Eric). He brought love, comfort, respect, passion and intense devotion to his family. Read more

Arden Siegendorf, JD '63

Arden Siegendorf, JD '63

Arden Siegendorf, attorney, City Commissioner, County & Circuit Court Judge, mediator, softball player, sport fisherman, devoted husband, father, and brother, died April 13, 2013. Read more

Michael Joseph Osman, JD '63

Michael Joseph Osman born on January 27, 1939 passed away March 23, 2013 at his home after his battle with Parkinsons disease. Read more

James E. Foster, JD '72

James E. Foster, JD '72

James ("Jim") Edwin Foster passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on March 16, 2013. Jim was born on March 1, 1948 in Far Rockaway, New York. Read more

Gary Brand Rovin

Gary Brand Rovin, JD '65

Gary Brand Rovin, Esquire, August 13, 1941 - March 18, 2013 - Native Miamian, World traveler, attorney and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Read more

Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, JD '76

Patricia Kennedy practiced law in Miami for 20 years. She passed away peacefully in November 2012 after a courageous battle with ALS. Read more


Peter T. Lenas

Peter T. Lenas, JD '53

Peter T. Lenas, of Seminole, was 93 when he passed away on Dec. 14, 2012. Peter was born on Oct. 22, 1919 in Ft. Myers. Read more at the Tampa Bay Times


Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson, JD '67

Jim Nelson, a compassionate man with a great legal career, was 76. Read more at Miami Herald



Johnny Alterman, JD '69

Johnny Alterman passed away peacefully August 13, hours after he celebrated his 70th birthday with family and friends. Read more


Judge Stanton Kaplan, JD '62

Judge Stanton Kaplan, who was known as a tough but exceptionally fair judge, was 76. Read more at the SunSentinel


Margarita Esquiroz

Judge Margarita Esquiroz

Judge Margarita Esquiroz, who graduated with cum laude honors from Miami Law in 1974 and became Miami-Dade's first female Cuban-American judge, was 67. Read More


Maxine Cohen Lando

Judge Maxine Cohen Lando

Miami Law alumna Judge Maxine Cohen Lando, Circuit Judge in the11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, passed away on February 29 at the age of 61 after a heroic battle with cancer. Read More


George Jahn

George Jahn

George Jahn, 89, of Winter Park, FL, died on March 2, 2012 at Atria of Lake Forest. Read the full obituary in the Miami Herald



Richard Lapidus

Richard "Dick" Lapidus

Miami Law alumnus Richard "Dick" Lapidus, known as a passionate trial and appellate lawyer, died on February 18, 2012 in Miami. He was 79. Read the full obituary in the Miami Herald