Michael L. Brodsky

Brodsky, Michael L.
65, of Phoenix, AZ passed away August 1st at Mt Sinai hospital, Miami Beach, due to heart failure. He was surrounded by family and friends. Michael was born May 1, 1947 in Indianapolis, IN to Abe and Sophie Brodsky. He attended Arlington High School where he played both baseball and basketball. He then attended Indiana University where he pledged Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and joined the "Better Boys" an unofficial SAM club. Michael graduated from Emory University Law School in 1973. In 1972 he married Sheryl Radler in Miami, FL. They had a daughter, Jessica, in 1979. After working in the Miami Public Defender's office Michael founded the legal practice Almon and Brodsky P.A. with fellow Emory alum Tom Almon and practiced criminal defense law in Miami for over 20 years. In 1998 Michael moved to Arizona to reconnect with Mai Yahn whom he met in Miami in 1990. He later worked for the Attorney General of Arizona in Phoenix and married Mai in 2003. Michael enjoyed golf, basketball, music and travel. He was a devoted father and husband and a loyal friend. He was known for his kindness, compassion, intelligence and humor. He is survived by his wife, Mai, his daughter, Jessica, and his brother Gerry, with his wife Meredith and daughter Kate. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, August 25th, 10am, at the Brodsky residence 10017 N 52nd Place, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (602)321-9191. Donations can be made to the or the .

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 19, 2012