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Monday, May 4, 2009


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Deputy District Attorney Jay Lipman Dead at 68


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Jay Lipman, reportedly the longest serving deputy district attorney in the office, has died at 68.

District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a memorandum to office personnel that Lipman passed away  Tuesday of natural causes.

Cooley told the MetNews that Lipman was “by all accounts, the most senior deputy district attorney in the office,” and was “very conscientious, and very well liked.”

Lipman attended the University of Cincinnati and Long Island University, and graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law before admission to the State Bar in 1968. He joined the District Attorney’s office that year, and began and ended his 40-year career as a deputy district attorney in the office’s Van Nuys Branch.

Lipman also served in the Special Investigations Division, Central Trials, and the Santa Monica and Airport Branches, and was one of the six original deputies who helped launch the Welfare Fraud Division in 1994, where Cooley personally supervised him.

Cooley said in his memorandum to staff that Lipman took “great pride” in the distinction as the office’s longest serving deputy.

He continued:

“[Lipman] is described by his supervisors as being loved by everyone. He was a mentor, a friend and a father figure to his colleagues. He was also well regarded and respected by the defense bar and law enforcement.”

Lipman is survived by his wife, Annette Peterfly, his daughter Allison and his son Sean.

Details regarding a memorial service were unavailable at press time.


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