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Edward Murray Medvene


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Edward Murray Medvene Obituary
August 14, 1930 - March 15, 2016 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Edward ("Ed") Murray Medvene on March 15, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA at the age of 85. Ed was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ed was a Korean War veteran and had an illustrious career as a litigator on both civil and criminal fronts. He was a firm believer that everyone deserved an opportunity to be heard in court and represented many high profile cases. As a civil lawyer, he was lead counsel on the landmark school desegregation case for the ACLU and brought suit on behalf of the NAACP. As a criminal defense attorney, Ed represented Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic and represented individuals in the Rwanda genocide case before the International Court, as well as, successfully overturning a capital punishment ruling in another case. Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend. Ed loved music and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children Jaime, Linda and Dan, and his three grandchildren Gabi, Victoria, and Emma. He joins his wife, Barbara and son, Lester in heaven.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 18, 2016
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