Thursday, June 01, 2006

Lawyer in Dover Trial Dies of Brain Tumor

Joseph M. Farber, an attorney with Pepper Hamilton, LLC, died in his home on Monday, May 22, 2006. The cause of death was a brain tumor.

Farber, 34, was a member of Pepper Hamilton's "commercial litigation practice group and was a specialist on securities and antitrust matters." He is most known, however, for being on the team of lawyers that sued the Dover Area School District in the widely known case, Kitzmiller v. Dover. Pepper Hamilton, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, joined the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State in the lawsuit.

While I strongly disagree with Farber's views on intelligent design and while I felt the plaintiffs' made a poor case in Dover, I am saddened to hear of Farber's death. I wish his wife, Carol; his sons Nathaniel and Samuel; his parents, David and Gloria; and his brother; the best of luck in the days to come. My condolences go to the family and all who knew Joseph Farber.

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