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February 8, 1922 - April 3, 2014 Wm. Marshall Morgan was born on February 8, 1922 in New York City and died on April 3, 2014 at his home in Pasadena, California. Marshall, as he was known to his family, friends and colleagues, graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1940. He was a student at The University of Pittsburgh, when he interrupted his studies to join the Army Air Corp during WWII, and he returned to that college to graduate in 1947. During World War II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theaters as a Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corp, 89th Attack Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group. He flew 51 missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theaters and received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star. After WWII he served in the Army Air Force Reserves as a Captain. Marshall graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1950 and began his legal career as a Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles County from 1950 to 1953 before entering private practice. He founded his own law firm of Morgan, Wenzel & McNicholas in 1961. During his long career as an attorney, he was a member of The State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County, Wilshire and American Bar Associations. He was a Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Diplomat, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the United States). He was a founding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates dedicated to the preservation of the Jury Trial system, where he was named California Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1987. He was also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Council and the International Association of Insurance Counsel. Marshall is survived by his loving wife Barbara Brough, his children, Michael, Patrick, Jane and Christopher, and his grandchildren, Heather, Erin and Matthew. A celebration of life will be held at 5pm at the Jonathan Club Downtown Los Angeles on April 9, 2014.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 8, 2014
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