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September 28, 1959 - September 27, 2016 Vivien Montz, 56, passed away on September 27 at her residence in Los Angeles, CA following a long battle with cancer. Born in 1959 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she was the daughter of Humphrey Wallace Toomey and Rotraud Schroeder Toomey. A longtime resident of Miami, Florida, Vivien had been living in Los Angeles since 2012 where she was Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills at Southwestern Law School. Vivien grew up in a PanAm Airways family, spending her childhood between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Florence, Italy; and Miami (Coral Gables), Florida. She graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1977; graduated from Yale University in 1981 with a B.A. in Philosophy; and in 1986 obtained her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. She taught a variety of legal research, writing and advocacy courses at the UM School of Law for two decades and was a partner in the Coral Gables, FL law firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. Vivien is survived by her two daughters, Sophia Montz and Danielle Montz, and sisters Aileen Toomey, Mary Hendry, Deborah Stander and Gail Toomey. Donations may be made in the name of Vivien T. Montz to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 4, 2016
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