It is with profound sadness that we mourn the death of Orange County retired partner John R. Stahr, who passed away October 14. He was 87.
John was a graduate of Harvard Law, and he joined the firm in 1960 in Los Angeles. A highly accomplished lawyer, he co-founded the Orange County office in 1972, where he built an esteemed corporate practice, mentored countless junior lawyers, and was instrumental in establishing Latham as a major player in Southern California. Under his leadership, the Orange County office experienced prodigious growth. He retired from the firm in 1995.
John R. Stahr, who practiced with the firm for more than 30years, retired from Partnership on December 31, 1995. Mr. Stahr served as Managing Partner of the Orange County office for approximately six years and Chairman of the firm's General Business Department for approximately three years.
Mr. Stahr served as a member of the Board of Directors of EECO, Inc., Books on Tape, and The Impact Group, Inc. He has been actively involved in the Orange County arts community, serving as President and a member of the Board of Trustees of The South Coast Repertory Theater and Co-Chairman of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. Mr. Stahr was also a member of the Board of Overseers for the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.