Toby Prince Brigham
November 24, 1934 - March 19, 2021
Miami, Florida - TOBY PRICE BRIGHAM
Nationally prominent constitutional lawyer, Toby Prince Brigham, passed away peacefully in his Miami home on March 19th.
Toby was a proud Miami native and graduate of Coral Gables High School. Upon graduation from Yale University and the University of Florida School of Law, Toby worked in his father's general law practice on Brickell Avenue for several years. He then decided to specialize in property rights work and founded Brigham Moore, ultimately building Florida's largest, and one of the nation's most respected eminent domain and property rights law firms. Over the years, Brigham Moore represented thousands of private owners affected by governmental take-overs and in cases where land-use regulation effectively confiscated private property. In a media interview years ago, Toby said that "eminent domain is our calling...we view property rights as civil rights." He was committed to the ideas that property rights promote freedom by dividing sovereignty and are vital to the enjoyment of other civil liberties. Out of this professional passion, he founded Owners' Counsel of America to promote excellence in property rights defense nationally. In honor of his storied career, an endowed property rights conference and law journal bearing his name reside at the William & Mary School of Law.
Toby was equally passionate about his faith and family. He was devoted to his wife of 54 years, Kathleen "Kay" Brigham, and their four children who survive them: Edward John Prince Brigham, Amy Brigham Boulris, Andrew Prince Brigham, and Timothy Prince Brigham, along with their spouses, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Toby lived out his Christian faith, personally and professionally, through remarkable grace and generosity. He is remembered by many for his leadership, kindness, and infectious smile. Much of his striving in life was to reflect God's grace to him. Toby is now reunited with his Lord, his precious wife Kay, and their loving parents.
A memorial service celebrating Toby's homecoming will be held on Saturday, April 10th, 11:00 a.m., following a musical prelude, at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14401 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158. Seating will be limited to 300 persons. A video livestream will also be available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Registration Link: https://ocpc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events
Livestream Link: https://www.ocpc.org/tobybrigham
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Toby's honor to the following: Old Cutler Presbyterian Church (https://ocpc.churchcenter.com
), Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference (https://law.wm.edu/giving/waystogive/index.php
), or the Pacific Legal Foundation (https://pacificlegal.org/donate
Published by & from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2021.