Our dear friend and founding partner, Walter H. Peake, III, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2019. Walt was a masterful trial lawyer specializing in the defense of medical professionals. He was known not just for his keen intellect, his skillful advocacy, and unyielding concern and devotion to his clients, but also for his quick wit, his engaging personality and his contagious love of life. Walt possessed of a self-deprecating sense of humor and an infectious laugh, Walt could be counted on to brighten any gathering with a great story or perhaps even a song bringing levity and a smile to all.
Walt was a lawyer’s lawyer. He embraced defending his clients, regardless of how difficult the challenge, and passionately advocating their cause. His immense legal ability and accomplishments earned him the respect and admiration of his clients, his peers, and the tribunals before whom he appeared. He loved the intellectual stimulation of his chosen career and took particular pleasure in mentoring young lawyers and watching their careers grow and successfully mature. He was especially proud of the firm he helped found and of those who practiced with him, always quick to credit the efforts of others. His love and devotion to his firm and his clients was only surpassed by his unyielding love of and devotion to his wife Nancy and children Meredith, Kathleen and John.
We were privileged to call Walt our partner and blessed to call him our friend. We have lost a dear and trusted colleague and the profession has lost one of its brightest and best. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Nancy, Meredith, Kathleen, John and the entire Peake family. Rest in Peace – Gone Far Too Soon.