Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Services Today and Tomorrow for Attorney Gregory W. Moreno
By a METNEWS Staff Writer
Services are scheduled in Montebello today and tomorrow for veteran attorney Gregory W. Moreno.
Attorney Humberto Guizar informed members of the Mexican American Bar Association yesterday the Moreno had died Friday of complications related to a lung ailment.
“Greg was committed to his family, more than anything, and I was blessed to have had Greg as a friend and mentor for 28 years. Long before I met him, Greg had established a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer, and a tenacious basketball player. Personally, as a lawyer and father, I learned so much from him, and my life has been meaningfully enriched because of his friendship and guidance.”
Moreno, he added, “encouraged and paved the way for other Chicanos to believe they too could become lawyers.”
He was a founding partner of the law firm now known as Moreno, Becerra & Casillas, where he had practiced since 1977 in the fields of litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice. The firm was particularly well known for having won several large verdicts in police misconduct cases.
Moreno graduated from California State University, Long Beach and Loyola Law School. He served in the United States Marine Corps and began his legal career in 1973 at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, according to a biography on his firm’s website.
He worked for the Model Cities Center for Law and Justice in Los Angeles from 1974 to 1975 and at Hidalgo and Aranda in Los Angeles from 1975 to 1977.
He was a past MABA honoree as Trial Lawyer of the Year, and taught legal writing at Loyola Law School, where he also founded the immigration law clinic.
Tonight’s rosary and memorial services are to take place between 5 and 9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 840 N. Garfield Ave. The funeral is tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the church, with graveside service to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 960 Petrero Grande.
The church’s phone number is 323-725-7588.
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