August 14, 1996 |
Elizabeth Hatton Landis, 76, of Gladwyne, a retired lawyer, died of heart failure yesterday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. For about 20 years, Mrs. Landis, who specialized in trial law, served as assistant general counsel to SmithKline Beecham in Philadelphia and supervised the firm's legal cases nationwide. Before that, she was an attorney for the Army Signal Corps, now Army Electronics Command, in Philadelphia, and taught English history and political science at Beaver College in Glenside.
July 18, 1987 |
The attorney-in-charge of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden will become a federal magistrate in the next few months, U.S. District Judge John Gerry announced yesterday. Joel Rosen, 40, a career prosecutor who took charge of the Camden office about a year ago, was among three finalists considered for the magistrate's job by a panel of judges Thursday. Rosen could not be reached for comment yesterday. Magistrates handle arraignments on criminal cases and shepherd civil lawsuits through the pretrial and discovery process.
February 12, 1999 |
John William Fawcett 3d, 78, formerly of Wayne, a retired Philadelphia attorney, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at Rosemont Manor. Mr. Fawcett was a partner in the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. He joined the firm as an associate in 1951 and became a partner in 1960, specializing in corporate law. He retired in 1987. "He was a very able attorney who had a wonderful personality and was always upbeat," said David Grove, also a partner in the law firm.
January 5, 2005 |
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.
March 2, 1997 |
Margaret A. Browning, 46, a member of the National Labor Relations Board who passed up a chance for a lucrative law practice to help working people, died Friday at her home in Washington, D.C., after a two-year battle with cancer. Ms. Browning, who began her labor law career in Philadelphia, also maintained a home in Rittenhouse Square with her husband, Joseph Lurie, also an attorney. "She always wanted to help workers who were beat up on by those who exploited them," her husband said.
October 16, 2000 |
Theodore O. Rogers, 84, of West Goshen, a retired judge of Commonwealth Court, died of complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease Saturday at his home. Judge Rogers was appointed to the court in 1971 by Gov. Raymond P. Shafer. He retired from the bench in 1986 and returned to private practice. He retired from private practice in 1994. Judge Rogers was born in West Chester. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937 and from the Penn law school in 1940.
August 25, 2011 |
Arnold B. Cohen, 72, of Valley Forge, a professor at Villanova School of Law for 41 years who was an innovator in the use of computer technology in the classroom, died of complications of leukemia Tuesday, Aug. 23, at home. Mr. Cohen specialized in bankruptcy, secured lending, and e-commerce. In 1997, a law textbook he authored on bankruptcy was published as an electronic casebook employing hypertext technology, which enabled students and other users to link to cases, statues, forms, and other relevant materials early in the Internet era. Mr. Cohen contributed to several other books on bankruptcy, and wrote numerous articles on bankruptcy and secured lending issues.
January 24, 2012 |
Steven M. Dranoff, 68, of Society Hill, a personal-injury and civil-litigation lawyer, died Sunday, Jan. 22, of colon cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. For more than a decade, Mr. Dranoff headed Dranoff Associates in Center City. Over the years, by word of mouth, he became well-known as a lawyer in the Asian community and represented Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian clients, his wife, Carol Epstein Dranoff, said. Through his practice, he and his wife had several Asian friends.
December 21, 2010 |
Morgan Richards "Dick" Jones, 71, of Wyndmoor, former chairman of the Drinker, Biddle & Reath law firm in Philadelphia, died of pneumonia Friday, Dec. 17, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Mr. Jones joined Drinker Biddle in 1965 and became a partner in 1970. During his tenure as chairman, from 1989 through 2000, the firm grew from fewer than 200 lawyers, primarily in Philadelphia, to nearly 400 lawyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. Drinker Biddle now has more than 650 lawyers in 12 offices nationwide.
September 2, 2010 |
Donald Michael Collins, 84, of Berwyn, a retired lawyer, died of heart failure Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Kindred Hospital in Havertown. Mr. Collins grew up in East Oak Lane and graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University, where he was class valedictorian, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review. In the early 1950s, Mr. Collins was an attorney for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Washington and he helped write legal guidelines when nuclear-powered submarines and ships and thermonuclear weaponry were developed, his son Brendan said.