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.
May 7, 2013 |
Jeffrey Rosen, a professor of law at George Washington University, legal-affairs editor for the New Republic, and a fellow at the Brookings Institute, has been named president and chief executive of the National Constitution Center, according to NCC officials. In making the announcement Monday, Jeb Bush, the center's chairman, praised Rosen as "a constitutional scholar, journalist, and an educator. " Rosen was an adviser during the planning of the center, which opened on the July Fourth weekend in 2003, and served as a visiting scholar throughout that summer.
June 23, 2011 |
H. Peter Somers, 88, of Willistown Township, a retired lawyer, equestrian, and conservationist, died of melanoma, Friday, June 17, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Mr. Somers began his career with a law firm in Boston before joining Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia in 1956. He became a senior partner, chaired the firm's personal-law section, and served on its management committee. He retired in 1989. For 50 years, Mr. Somers was a member of the Radnor Hunt Club and was still riding to the hounds with the Cheshire Hunt at 87, his son Stephen said.
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.
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.
January 25, 2011 |
Henry S. Hilles Jr., 71, a former partner at the Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Jan. 12, at his home in Bryn Mawr. His son, Henry S. III, a former Montgomery County assistant district attorney, said Mr. Hilles was for a time the lead railroad-acquisition counsel for SEPTA. In 1982, Mr. Hilles was the SEPTA lawyer who helped prevent a shutdown of the commuter-rail system. At the time, Conrail operated the commuter-train lines under a contract with SEPTA and was scheduled to hand over the responsibility to SEPTA on Jan. 1, 1983.