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Theresa L. Heath, well-known and beloved detective
in the Hogan office for 28 years, 1953 to 1981, died on January 23rd, 2011.
Her Wake will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 25 & 26, at
Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home,
162-14 Sanford Avenue, , Flushing , NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 27, at
Mary's Nativity Church , Flushing , NY.

Burton Roberts died on October 24, 2010. His NY Times obituary is here
, detailing his outstanding and colorful career, including his role as model for the Bonfire of the Vanities film judge.

Funeral services
Wednesday, October 27th at Riverside Memorial Chapel,
180 West 76th Street, 11:45 AM

Mel Glass, respected and beloved Hoganite, died June 15, 2010.
His funeral was Friday, June 18th, at 11:30 at Sinai Chapel, 162-05 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY.

William L. Murphy, for many years Staten Island District Attorney, died on June 4, 2010 at age 65. Details of his life and career are here:
and his page at the NY Times is here:
Raymond Hack, ADA 1961-1966, has retired and is now residing in Coconut Creek, Florida. Members can log in to the Directory for his updated contact information.
Hogan Associate in the news: Ida Van Lindt, long-time Hogan and Morgenthau office staff member, was the subject of a feature in the NY Times of March 13, 2009.

With the passing of Jack Klein, we have lost one of the outstanding detectives of the Hogan era.
His funeral was held on Sunday, February 22nd, at 12:15 at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Rd (Jog & Woolbright) in Boynton Beach , Florida, where he had his winter residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jacob Klein can be sent to:
America 's VetDogs
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown , New York 11787-2976
Phone: 1-866 VETDOGS (1-866-838-3647)

One of the first women ADAs, Isabel Walsh, died 26 January 2007 at age 91 in Carmel, NY. She was an ADA from 1939 to 1972, working for many years in the Indictment Bureau.. After retiring she worked as Town Attorney for Kent, NY, and then served as Putnam County Historian for more than a decade. Memorial donations in Isabel's memory may be made to St. James the Apostle Bicentinnial Campaign, Parish Office, 14-16 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY 10512.
Hogan Associates president Murray J. Gross appeared in the NY Times in November 2006 in an article about the Finnegans Wake reading group he leads.
Full story here.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DAVE WORGAN who died on July 3rd at age 94, was held on Friday, July 7th, at 10 a.m. at the Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels in Forest Hills, NY. Further information is available from his nephew Andrew Worgan, 631-724-4584.

David Schizer, Dean of the Columbia Law School, writes:

Our friend and colleague, Professor Richard Uviller, passed away on April 19 after a battle with cancer that began last fall.

I know I speak for all of us when I say that Richard Uviller was a truly special person. We will always remember his kindness, optimism, good humor, and the generosity he showed to all in the Columbia community. Our hearts go out to his wife Rena and to their daughter Daphne, her husband Sacha Spector and their daughter Talia, Richard and Rena's infant granddaughter.

Professor Uviller, the Arthur Levitt Professor Emeritus of Law, was a 1953 graduate of Yale Law School. Before coming to Columbia, Professor Uviller spent the bulk of his distinguished career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, then under the leadership of Frank Hogan. Richard was an outstanding public servant in that highly respected office -­ becoming chief of its Appeals Burreau -­ for 14 years. He joined the Columbia faculty inn 1968 and soon became widely recognized as one of the nation's foremost authorities on criminal procedure and evidence. Professor Uviller was the author of four books and numerous essays, articles, and case comments.

Richard made an invaluable contribution to Columbia over the last four decades. His teaching touched innumerable lives and his scholarship has built the School's reputation as a center of learning about the criminal justice system. This is a great loss for Columbia and for the legal academy. A link to our more detailed obituary follows.

At his family's direction, memorials in Professor Uviller's honor may be sent to Opus 118 (an organization that brings classical music instruction to underprivileged children) at
103 East 125th Street
New York, New York 10035

Link to Professor Uviller's obituary on the Columbia Law website:

Milton Stein writes: I'm retiring from the New York Stock Exchange as of March 1 (2004).After21 years as an officer [and gentleman] they let me have the honor of ringing the closing bell. I"ll be there for the Hogan dinner this Spring. I"m not ready to retire from that.
Joseph Stone, ADA from 1942 to 1969 and president of the Frank S. Hogan Associates, died in June 2004, after a long illness. A page of reminiscences and tributes is here.

Whitman Knapp,
a federal judge with a prosecutor's tenacity and a Wall Street pedigree who led New York City through a tumultuous two-year investigation into widespread police corruption in the early 1970's, died in June, 2004. He was 95 and lived in Manhattan.

THOMAS F. McBRIDE, former associate Watergate prosecutor and associate dean at Stanford Law School, died on November 4, 2003. He was 74. He was born in Elgin, Ill, attended Columbia Law School and began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney Frank S. Hogan's office before going to Washington D.C. to become a trial lawyer for the organized crime task force set up by Attorney General Robert Kennedy. More details of his life are available here:

DENISE STANLEY-MAJIED has found us through the web site. Denise began as a secretary in the Steno Pool, and personally trained under Ms. LaDue, after which she advanced to secretary for work with Mr. John F. Keenan in the Homicide Bureau; she was then promoted to Supervising Steno to work with John F. Collins in the Complaint and Consumer Protection Bureau. After leaving for work in the corporate world, Hugh H. Mo (Deputy Trial Commissioner at the Police Dept.) called her to come and work with him at the Police Commissioner's Office.

" I can proudly say I have worked with the best trial lawyers in this United States and one of the most intelligent and gifted District Attorneys -- Frank S. Hogan."

Personal Experience With Juror Expertise
Letter to the editor from the
New York Law Journal
Friday, May 23, 2003

The Outside Counselor on May 5, 2003, page 4, by Justice Steven Fisher, commenting upon the continuing problem of juror expertise, is starkly illustrated, I believe, by the incident of my being chosen, (although a former prosecutor) to serve as a juror on a felony narcotics case.
     Although I informed the prosecutor and the defense attorney during the voir dire that not only did I have "relatives in law enforcement" (myself) but that I once was an Assistant District Attorney in the same office that was prosecuting the instant case.
     I also informed the defense attorney that I had subsequently handled some defense work after I left the prosecutor's office.
      I was chosen as Juror #4.

     The problem of juror expertise arose during deliberations when some jurors argued for acquittal on the basis of "reasoiable doubt" because the prosecution had not presented, as physical evidence, the drugs or the sale proceeds, but only the police officers' testimony of their observations of the defendant's sales.
    Of course, I was bound solely by the evidence presented at trial, and I could not express my opinion to my fellow jurors that the officers' testimony was credible and that the drugs and money evidence may have been suppressed in a prior eviden- tlary suppression hearing.
     I later learned from the prosecutor (after the trial and a hung jury), that what I had assumed had happened was correct. The defendant (a recidivist with a long rap sheet), had sold all his drugs before the police arrested him, the drugs were recovered from buyers out of the “continuous sight” of the police observers, and the money

seized from the defendant was itself not admissible asevidence without a "direct connection" to the drugs.  
      Of course, under our laudable justice system, a perpetrator may go free as a result of the suppression of evidence, so as to protect society’s rights against unreasonable search and seizure. That is not the issue.
     The problem was my difficulty is trying to ignore my life history and expertise in considering the guilt or innocence of someone I truly believed was guilty of the crime and a danger to society.
     As Justice Fisher suggests in his article, jurors with special expertise related to a material issue likely to be disputed in the case should be excused from service on that jury.

Arthur I. Hirsch
New York, NY

ALLEN G. SCHWARTZ, a federal court judge who was New York City's corporation counsel under Mayor Edward I. Koch, died March 22nd of a heart attack at age 68; he had had bone cancer for many years. From 1959 to 1962 he was an ADA. He was appointed to the federal bench in the Southern District of New York by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and his work on the bench continued in Manhattan and White Plains until his death. Before he became a judge, he was Ed Koch's first corporation counsel from 1978 to 1981; they had long and close personal ties from when they were partners in the law firm of Koch, Lankenau, Schwartz and Kovner.

Allen was able to quickly and effectively revamp the corporation counsel's office, which was in disarray because of a fiscal crisis, by moving the office from antiquated quarters in the Municipal Building to modern offices nearby, and dealing with a heavy backlog of cases by attracting dedicated young lawyers, hiring others from the private sector when specialized expertise was needed and instituting a pro bono program in which major law firms performed extensive free legal work for the city. One result was that money collected through various legal actions grew sharply, and the law department revenues began exceeding expenditures.

To his many friends he will be remembered most for his constant cheerfulness in the face of great adversity, and his wonderful sense of humor.

The Gift of Insecurity: A Lawyer's Life
by Lawrence E. Walsh
foreword by Nina Totenberg.
ABA Biography Series
Perhaps best known as the Iran-Contra Special Prosecutor, Judge Lawrence Walsh credits his exciting and untraditional legal career on -- of all things -- his lack of self-confidence, resulting from his status as a self-described C student from a middle class background. In this book, Judge Walsh calls his self-doubt a gift of insecurity that served him well throughout his long career: his doubts actually fired his ambitions and freed him from the constraints felt by his more pedigreed colleagues to follow a safe and traditional career path.

He had an exciting and varied legal career: in the 1920s he worked as a seaman on freighters and ocean liners, and during the course of his career, served as: prosecutor of the New York mob for District Attorney Tom Dewey, litigation partner in a Wall Street law firm, Deputy Head U.S. Negotiator at the Paris peace talks with North Vietnam, and Deputy Attorney General in the Eisenhower administration. Judge Walsh now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Mary.

HARVEY WEINBERG mused in a recent e-mail message:
What would Mr. Hogan think of the Internet? Websites? Instant Research? I recall when I was in the Office that we had to plead with Joe Lampach for a legal pad and 2-pencils. And I recall one year when the Office, in a budget-cutting move, wanted to stop getting all of the ADAs Pocket Parts for their individual copies of the Penal Law and the Criminal Procedure . . . The suggestion was thwarted by a groundswell of Assistants who thought that pocket parts were much more important than a new paint job on the office -- indeed, at the time I think I actually wrote, "Keep the pocket parts; forget the paint job!"
BILL DOWLING, whose career after the DA's Office included not only the practice of law but a stint in the 80s as Executive vice-President of the New York Yankees, has returned to baseball. In December, 1999, Bill became the President and Managing Partner of the New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. In 2001 Bill was the recipient of the Eastern League Executive of the Year Award. Just last month, the Rock Cats launched a website, dedicated to the 2003 Eastern League All-Star Game. The Rock Cats will host the midsummer classic, July 16th, at New Britain Stadium.
CARL D'ANGELO retired from the practice of law three years ago and is now a consultant to the Hudson Valley Bank. Nice work, he says, as much of it can be done while wining and dining and "trying" (his word) to play golf.

FREDDY RAYANO was reading ex-Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani's recent book, Leadership, and brought the following rare compliment to someone he worked with to our attention. On page 4 he writes

"While mayor, I made it my policy to see with my own eyes the scene of every crisis so I could evaluate it firsthand. It was a lesson I learned from a detective named CARL BOGAN. Back when I was a young assistant U.S. Attorney, Detective Bogan investigated many of the cases for our office. He always underlined the importance of seeing things with your own eyes, saying that all kinds of things would suggest themselves -- the alibi witness could not possibly have slammed the door of the red building because the red building had a revolving door, and so on."

BILL DONNINO has transferred to the Queens Supreme Court from the Bronx Supreme Court and seems pleased with his new assignment. He has put up a website for his court with an Internet Legal Research page of links to various NY & Federal law resources, at
which should be a benefit for all well beyond the jurisdiction of his court. Bill's new address, phone, e-mail, are all in the Directory.
PROFESSOR RICHARD UVILLER who has anchored the Columbia Law School's criminal process, evidence, and moot court programs, retired in July 2002, after nearly 35 years at Columbia Law School. A 1953 graduate of Yale Law School, he spent a year in the office of legal counsel of the U.S. Justice Department before joining Hogan's District Attorney's Office. After extensive trial experience, he was promoted to chief of appeals in 1961, where he argued many appeals, including nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite his retirement, he is teaching two courses this year and expects to teach again at Columbia next year.

Drawing by Laura Redniss
from the Op-Ed page of the June 16th (Bloomsday) 2002 NY Times

Michael J. Cherundolo
George Felixbrod

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