Robert M. Landis, 84, of Gladwyne, a lawyer and civic leader, died Saturday of lymphoma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
For almost 50 years, Mr. Landis was associated with Dechert, Price & Rhoads, now Dechert, in Philadelphia. He was a partner and former chairman of the firm and remained counsel after retiring in the late 1980s. He loved the courtroom and the study of law, his former secretary, Delores Kornblatt, said.
Early in his career, Mr. Landis served as a deputy city solicitor for Philadelphia. He was chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1970 and was later president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He was past president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In the 1980s, he served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia.