Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Memorial Service Scheduled for Attorney Pamela Dunn
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A memorial service for Pasadena appellate attorney and Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees member Pamela Dunn have been scheduled for next month.
The service for Dunn, who passed away Friday at the age of 59, will take place at Dunn’s alma mater, Southwestern Law School, at 4 p.m. on Jan. 24.
The apparent cause of death was heart failure due to complications from lupus.
After graduating from Southwestern in 1984, Dunn served as a judicial clerk for the Nevada Supreme Court and then as judicial extern for U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie of the Central District of California.
The attorney later joined Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP and Robie & Matthai P.C. before establishing Dunn Koes LLP, then Dunn Appellate Law P.C.
She belonged to several professional organizations, including the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, California Women Lawyers, Lawyers for Human Rights, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
Additionally, Dunn served as chair of the California State Bar Appellate Courts Committee, and LACBA’s Appellate Courts Committee and as an adjunct associate professor of law at Loyola Law School and Southwestern.
Dunn established LACBA’s AIDS Service Project and assisted this district’s Court of Appeal in establishing its Settlement Conference and Mediation Program as well.
She is survived by her partner of over 25 years, Maria “Ria” Cousineau of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold, their son Cary, and their daughter Casey.
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