R.I.P. Jack Litman (1943-2010)
I just received sad news that a friend of mine, Manhattan criminal defense attorney Jack Litman, died this morning following a long battle with cancer. I think the case the public would most recognize him for is the New York Preppie murder case and his defense of Robert Chambers, but he had so many others.
He had a brilliant mind, and was as knowledgeable about art, music, literature and culture as he was about the law. I will miss visiting art museums with him and listening to him read aloud from books. Whether it was the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg or the history behind the depression song, "One Meatball", I always learned so much from him.
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