Friday, November 12, 2010

Marvin Comisky, Legendary Philadelphia Lawyer Dies

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the death of renowned Philadelphia lawyer and legal pioneer Marvin Comisky:
Marvin Comisky, one of the founding partners of Blank Rome who led the law firm for 20 years, died Friday morning. He was 92.
Along with Samuel Blank and Edward Rome, Mr. Comisky founded what had been known as Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley in 1959. He originally obtained his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1941and went on to head the firms litigation department and in 1969 was elected by his partners as Blank Romes first managing partner. He later served as firm chairman and in 1990 assumed the role of chairman emeritus. In 1994, Mr. Comisky officially retired from the firm and split his time between his homes in Cheltenham, Pa., and Florida. Firm officials said he continued to come into the office to provide advice and guidance on important matters.
Blank Rome said in a statement that the firm's growth experienced under Mr. Comisky's leadership can be attributed to the importance placed on hiring lateral partners, pursuing additional office locations in key markets, and building the firm's expertise in emerging areas of the legal profession.
Mr.Comisky served as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1965 and president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1970, and was a member of the house of delegates of the American Bar Association and of the American Bar Foundation. He also was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Click here to read more from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

No comments: