Robert Lawrence Dunn

Robert Lawrence Dunn Jan. 2, 1938 - April 13, 2013 Died suddenly while driving his beloved sports car. Bob was born in Westerly, Rhode Island and raised in Bronx, NY. At 12, he was Quiz Kid champion of NYC. He attended Bronx H.S. of Science, and received a B.A. at Cornell University. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Graduate of Harvard Law School, and an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Bob was an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison in NYC before moving with his wife Sammie (deceased) to Marin County in 1968. He was a litigating partner at Bancroft, Avery and McAllister in San Francisco where he represented the Golden State Warriors - in 1974 he was instrumental in retaining Rick Barry for the team's championship year. Bob later joined Cooper, White, and Cooper of San Francisco as Chief of Litigation Services. In retirement he was Corporate Counsel for Real Restaurants. Throughout his life he wrote and lectured in the area of litigation and economic damages. His most successful book was "Recovery of Damages for Lost Profits" and was editor-in-chief of a newsletter, titled "Dunn on Damages". Bob was on the Corte Madera planning commission in 1974, and later the town council from 1978 to 1984. He was Mayor in 1979 and 1982. He was on the Board of the Corte Madera Community Foundation. Bob also served on the S.F. Merola Opera Program Board, and previously the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and San Francisco Boys Chorus. He was a former Vice President of the Ferrari Club of America - Pacific Region. He was an avid sports fan, 49ers season ticket holder for 40 years, and went to every 49ers Superbowl game. Bob shared his interests in music, theatre, opera, and travel with his wife, Linda. He never wanted to miss a moment with his grandchildren, Cooper and Sammie. He was engaged in raising Linda's teenage nephew, Dylan Barry. Robert is pre-deceased by his first wife Sammie Sanford Dunn and survived by his wife, Linda. He also leaves his son Christopher, daughter-in-law Alissa, and grandchildren Sammie and Cooper, of Scottsdale, AZ; son Geoffrey, of San Francisco; brother Lewis and sister-in-law Roberta. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Marin Lutheran Church, 649 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera, CA. Memorial gifts can be made to the Merola Opera Program or the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of S.F..

Published in Marin Independent Journal from May 3 to May 8, 2013