Thursday, November 21, 2002
Memorial Services Scheduled for Anthony Seine, Partner at Veatch Carlson
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Anthony Seine, a partner at downtown’s Veatch, Carlson, Grogan & Nelson.
Seine, 64, of Pasadena, passed away Nov. 4 of complications from lung cancer.
Phil Borini, executive director of Veatch Carlson, knew Seine throughout his 16 years at the firm and remembered his partner yesterday as an “exceptionally persuasive” trial attorney whose skills at arguing sprang from his love of and skills with people.
“There are some lawyers that are just destined to be trial lawyers and persuade others,” Borini said. “He really loved people. I think that’s what made him so persuasive.”
That quality also made Seine the “heart” of the firm, not so much for his work—mainly on insurance defense cases—as for his interactions with his co-workers, Borini said.
“Every firm has to have a real good guy, and Tony was just a really good guy,” he said. “That’s probably what people would say. He nurtured people. He just liked people and people liked him.”
Borini also said Seine loved the outdoors, traveling to Mexico and Canada to camp, bicycle and hike. When he was diagnosed with lung cancer about four years ago, Borini said, he “tried like hell to do both [stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors] until it just wasn’t possible anymore.”
Seine also refused to let his disease stop him from working, not leaving the firm until a week or so before his death.
“He just refused to quit working,” Borini said. “He knew, probably, how sick he was, but just didn’t want to give up. His doctor thought he wouldn’t have lasted this long. He really fought this.”
Seine received his undergraduate degree from USC in 1960 and his law degree from Southwestern University Law School in 1968. He worked at the firm of Shield & Smith and at the law offices of George McDonald before joining Veatch Carlson in 1986.
Seine is survived by his wife, Pamela J. Seine; sons, Steven, Scott, David and Aidan; and a daughter, Jennifer.
The Saturday service, entitled “A Gathering in Celebration of the Life of Anthony D. Seine,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. For information about the services, please call (626) 796-1172.
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