Sad news today from Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott. Partner Alvin Kaufer, a 45-year veteran of the firm, died over the weekend, according to the firm. He was 73.
“Al will truly be missed. He was a highly accomplished trial lawyer, valued mentor to us all and steadfast public servant. He not only helped shape the values of the firm, he personified them, always leading by example,â€? said Nossaman Managing Partner Scott DeVries.
Kaufer was born and raised in Kingston, Pa. He served two years in the army during the Korean War, then obtained his J.D. at the University of Michigan in 1959. He joined Nossaman the following year.
He had been a member of the American, California and Los Angeles County bar associations. He taught classes at Boalt Hall School of Law, and left his name on various published appellate opinions, including Braude v. Automobile Club of Southern California, 178 Cal.App.3d 994, Committee of Seven Thousand v. Superior Court, 45 Cal.3d 491, and Grupe Development Co. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal.4th 911.
He is survived by his wife, Marca, three children, three stepchildren and grandchildren.