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Friday, May 11, 2007

KEN FELDMAN HAS PASSED AWAY

Tragedy has stuck at our ranks today as we learned of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Ken Feldman. He died as a result of a gunshot wound that may have been self inflicted.

We have received lots of comments and private emails from the lawyers in the Keys at the Federal PD Conference. There is a lot going on, much of it humorous. However, this is not the time for humor.

We remember our friend and colleague and we mourn his passing.

And we received this email from Dean Garcia at St. Thomas Law School, forwarded to us by someone who wanted to remain anonymous:

It is with deep regret that I must convey the sad news that Professor Kenneth N. Feldman passed away late last night. Professor Feldman will be remembered as a man who embodied the mission of the law school and who was loved by the students, faculty, and staff. He was profoundly committed to the spirit of service and dedication to others.

As Director of Pro Bono Services for the law school, he helped students understand and respond to the needs of underprivileged persons. He spent many hours helping students contribute to a wide range of community-based public organizations. He lived his convictions, spending many hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity and assisting shelters such as Women in Distress- eventually being honored with the Miami-Dade County Pro Bono Award for assisting victims of Domestic Violence.

As an attorney, he was a respected criminal litigator and served as chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 11th Judicial Circuit (Dade County).
As an adjunct professor here, he taught Trial Advocacy Practice and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation for over a decade.
Please keep Professor Feldman in your thoughts and prayers. Once final arrangements are made by Professor Feldman’s family, I will notify the STU community.


Professor Feldman will be remembered in prayers at tonight’s Baccalaureate Mass. In addition, at tomorrow’s graduation ceremony we will remember Professor Feldman through an award to a student who exemplified the mission of pro bono service instilled by Professor Feldman. James Karrat will receive an award for contributing over 450 hours of pro bono community service while he was a student at our law

May Ken Feldman, my good friend and colleague, Rest in Peace.
Alfredo Garcia
Dean and Professor of Law
St. Thomas University School of Law



67 comments:

fake abe bailey said...

Rumpole, you were much discussed today at the FED PD Conference in the Keys. Did you come down here and sip a pina colda and laugh at us?

Anonymous said...

Can I file a bar complaint against the lawyer who named his/her kitten sarduy? That's not respectful at all. You don't see lawyers naming their dog or cat Scalia, do you?

Anonymous said...

One thing we didn't have at the keys this year was that crazy woman lawyer who every year gets ten minutes to scream at kathy williams because she is not getting court appointments during her week. Those were great!!!

Anonymous said...

Rumpole was not in the Keys. He was last seen having dinner with Charlie Crist, sippin burbon, and trying to settle the wheel mess.

Anonymous said...

Like most of the folks at MJB, I am sure I would know him if I saw him. Can somebody post a photograph? or a link to a photo?

Anonymous said...

'our ranks'. dont think so. st. thomas is not UF, Havard, UM or even FIU. didnt another professor take his own life [maybe a dean] some time ago./ i remember his face and he was a large guy, but cant recall the name.

Anonymous said...

There are no words to convey the sadness of Ken Feldman's demise. Ken, wherever you are - i will miss you.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Forget the wheel mess; how bout this open bar down here in the Keys - let's party. Thank you Kathy Williams - you are a true party animal.

CAPTAIN OUT ..........

Anonymous said...

Ken will be deeply missed. He was a wonderful friend to all. I hope all of you will take a moment to reflect...

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman dies ,maybe from a self inflicted wound,and you self centered,bottom feeding ,self absorbed idiots are talking about kittens named Sarduy and bars in the keys?

Charlie please sign that bill putting all of these public infantile "lets cop a plea " leeches out of business!

Anonymous said...

People are much healthier in their minds and bodies if they are true to themselves; in other words, truly integrated human beings.

Judy & Dave Tobin said...

Kenny was one of the finest attorneys in Miami, but more importantly was one of the nicest human beings we've known. He has always taken care of other people's problems. And for those of you who do not know, several years ago Ken donated his bone marrow to his dying brother. We will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my dear friend. Judy & Dave Tobin

Anonymous said...

does anyone know why ken would check himself out?

Anonymous said...

what a drag it is getting old

JONATHAN COLBY said...

In my 6 years that I spent over at the Justice Building, I met so many interesting and accomplished attorneys. Each had their own unique personality. Ken Feldman stood out somehow. He always came into the courtroom with a big smile, was thoroughly prepared and his clients seemed to love him - no matter what their punishment was going to be -they always thanked him and knew that he did his best to defend them. Ken was the first person to line up to assist in everyone's re-election campaign. He never had to be asked. I remember how hard he worked for all...from Kathy Fernandez Rundle to all of his friends who were looking for a JNC appointment. He was always kind to everyone. I never heard anyone say a bad thing about him. I remember that he loved to teach and he gave so much of himself to train young lawyers and students. He genuinely had a passion to pass on what he had learned, introduce these young lawyers to the judges that they would appear in front of and explain the importance of ethics to them. "Kindness" is what he always gave. After all, as the lyrics to that great song say: "in the end, only kindness matters". It is very sad that he must have felt so alone before he died. It is so sad that he would feel compelled to take his own life. What it must be like to feel that one does not have anything to look forward to or that they could not overcome the emotional demons within their soul. Rest in peace Ken. With your profound and unselfish kindness to others, you made an impact on so many others during your life. That is what we all should strive for. You have taught us all to be more kind to others Ken. Thank you.

Jonathan Colby

Anonymous said...

rumpole - what is your private email address to send you something?

fake johnnie cochran said...

where are all the black defense lawyers in this PCAC debacle.
many see the PCAC wheel as a public service not a public tit.

speak up, my brothers!

Rumpole said...

Rumpole can always be reached in 2 ways: 1 howardroark21@gmail.com. Or 2 just stand at arraignment and say "-im not guilty can anyone help me?" And before you can say "demand discovery" I will be there with a bill for legal services.

Anonymous said...

Ken was a great man with tremendous enthusiasm for the things he cared about, including his students. I'll miss him.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Colby
you are a class act,

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman was suffering from stomach cancer. He did not kill himself because of any demons haunting him. He always controlled everthing but could not control cancer. Therefore, he chose control over how he would die. A take charge guy to the end.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole I repost a few comments from yesterday that provoked discussion and should be debated more:

First someone wrote:

Bail OUTRAGE!! said...
Rumpole here is the outrage on Bail and Police.

This is a true story.

1. The police arrest the defendant on a charge of theft knowing they have 4 different victims of similar theft crimes at the time of the arrest but only charge him/her with 2 of the crimes.

2. The police (sometimes with blessing of the ASA) wait for the defendant to make bail on the theft charges.

3. The police once the defendant is on bail go and arrest the defendant for the other two theft charges.

4. Now since he/her just got arrested while out on bail has a automatic no bail until the Judge decides to hear the case.

5. Now 5-7 or even 10 days later your client gets before the Judge on the new arrest and is denied bail because he was re-arrested while out on bail.

This is a huge scam the Police and ASA constantly do to lock up people unfairly until trial and force pleas because the defendant does not want tp spend 6 months in jail waiting for trial.

I think if the new arrest was for allegations of criminal conduct that took place while on bail then maybe no bail.

But when the police intentionally arrest and leave out a few charges so that when your client makes bail they get an automatic no bail when taken to the jail Friday at 5PM.

A detective literally relayed this information to me.

Friday, May 11, 2007 1:18:00 PM


A Reponse was posted as follows:

Anonymous said...
Re 1:18:00 p.m.'s post about detectives charging defendants in stages so that they are denied bond for a new arrest while out on bond:

Getting arrested while out on bond is not a violation of the bond conditions. Getting arrested for a NEW crime committed while out on bond is what can be used to revoke the existing bond and deny bond on the new charges.

When that happens to your clients, go to the JA and set the case ASAP for report re bond review (if it's not yet set) and take all the A-forms to the judges to show them that the incident dates are all before defendant posted bond. The judges then reinstate the bond, and sometimes even include the new charges on that bond.

If the client's family contacts you immediately, point out to the bond hearing judge that the incident took place before the client's release on bond, which the clerks can verify by their computers and you may be able to get the state to stipulate that the new crime didn't happene when the client was out on bond.

Some detectives love to pull this crap on clients, but judges see through it when you show them. Of course, by then, the client has spent one to five nights in jail, sometimes even more.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:36:00 AM

Rumpole what alarms me is that Detectives are not being called out on this crap. Some people cant afford a private skilled attorney like Rumpole to catch this crap. Poor people have no real protection from jerks who prey on the poor in our society.

"Some detectives love to pull this crap on clients, but judges see through it....."

Just an outrage!!

Abe do you support this crap? Can we stop it from ever taking place again? 5 days in jail is a lifetime for many jobs get lost and more.

Ken White said...

we lost two friends this weekend. Bill Mossman took his own life. Bill was an exceptional psychologist who worked with me on several death penalty cases. He had a great talent of talking to my client's family and creating a warm and safe environment where they could open up about the skeletons in the closets. Along with Kenny he will be sorely missed. I had slight inkling of their individual pain-but wish I would have tried harder to ease it.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, I have to take issue with your comment in the last thread that the real problem with bonds is getting a reasonable one, and not murderers getting out on one. In what circuit are you practicing? 99% of all defendants in Dade get the standard bond or pre-trial. You can be a GORT, PRRP, HVO home burglar with 27 prior felony convictions, and the bond judge is still going to set a $7500 standard bond. Outrageous.

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman was a gentleman and fine attorney.Unfortunately,these word are often not mentioned during a persons lifetime,but after their demise.
St.Thomas Law School students will miss him,as will the criminal justice system in Miam Dade County.
Judge Shell Schwartz

Anonymous said...

Rump: I regret to inform you that Bill Mosman, PhD, JD, has committed suicide. Any of us who knew Dr. Mosman, knew that he was and remains a wonderful person. Early information suggests he had a brain tumor and chose to take matters in his own hands, at his own time, and on his own terms.

Rumpole said...

I agree most people without priors bond out. What bothers me is the pu lics general perception that judges spend their days releasing child molesters because a comma was left out of a legal document. Furthermore if the case is serious, even if my client has no priors I have problems getting Judges to do the legal thing- which is to order their release with conditions that assure the safety of the community and that they return. As it now stands I can get a client arrested with 5 kilos of cocaine out of jail quicker then the client accused of throwing a teapot at his wife. Why? Politics.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Feldman was a spectacular man and excellant professor. He gave so much and touched many lives. He was one person at our university and another when you spoke to him on a personal level. Driven, dedicated, and lonely. Despite his own turmoil During difficult times in my own life he stepped up. He never allowed me to give into hopelessness. This from a man I barely knew . He was always there to hand me a tissue and to tell me to toughen up or I would never make in the legal profession. Over time Mr. Feldman and I became friends and our time together discovered a man who was not only lonely, but in a tough place in his own life. As he once told me "We all have issues its how we cope and make change". Ken always made the students feel as if they had someone in their corner in a COLD COLD place. I will miss Ken and Professor Feldman and our pep talks. I will continue praying for his soul.

Theodore G. Mastos said...

We have all lost a dear friend and colleague in Ken Feldman. He truly cared about his clients, his students, and the system we all work to uphold. I always knew that any campaign would include Ken without his being asked to participate. He was always there in his quiet yet comforting way. Rest in peace, Ken.

Theodore G. Mastos

Anonymous said...

To 10;47 with the comment about "our ranks". you are a simpleminded idiot. a man dies and you belittle the school he taught at because it is not Harvard or UF. you have no classs. a good teacher is needed more at a school where the students will go on to practice real law with clients with problems- not work for 6 months inventorying papers on a merger that will go through and no one will ever look at the work- or 10 years on a medical malpractice case which gets settled or all the other bs the big firms work on, i've been there. they are paid a lot of money because it is the only way to keep them, and the windows don't open in those hi-rises because most of them want to jump- the walking dead- setting up trusts for donald trump or destroying cigarette company documents. YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. the man obviously was respected and liked, something you probably have no experience with. let me guess- you make a lot of money as a dui or ticket attorney.you are the one who should have shot himself.

Anonymous said...

who represented joe carollo when he assaulted his wife? find that answer and you will have rumpole

calvo seissiete

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman will be missed. He was an excellent attorney, a great teacher, and an even better human being. He was ALWAYS willing to help, guide, and lead. He graciously donated his time and energy to good causes, and never thought twice about helping a young attorney further their career. It is with great sadness that we mourn his passing. He will always be thought of fondly, and his smile, as well as uplifting personality, will be missed in the rather gloomy justice building. Rest in peace Ken...you are in our prayers!!

Anonymous said...

Judge Jonathan Colby's tribute to Ken Feldman says it all. Bravo for the way that you have stated Ken's fine attributes and how important kindness is. WE AS A COMMUNITY AT THE REGJB should take to heart this message and Judge's should treat attorneys, defendants and victims with kindness - - - asa's and defense attorneys should treat each other with kindness --- and we should all take this lesson out into public and treat all of those who we encounter with "kindness". That would be a fitting tribute to Ken Feldman. "In the end, only kindness matters" - That is a stunning and true comment.

Anonymous said...

Rump, are you Ben Kuehne? Ben represented Joe Carollo when he was accused of throwing the teapot at his wife.

Anonymous said...

Kathy Williams. She is hot but, has she ever represented a criminal defendant in trial?

Anonymous said...

Cmon rump, was I right? Are you the one who represented Carollo? Are you Ben Kuehne?

Calvo seissiete

Anonymous said...

The three Ken Feldman's we knew.

"KENFEL",our friend, was always a friend. He was honest and staright forward. Never afraid to speak the truth.
Mr. Feldman, the ultimate lawyer and professional, was always prepared in representing his cleints.
Professor Feldman, found a home and the perfect place for him to be. Helping students and clients in the clinical programs at the University.
We'll miss you.
Larry and Caryn Schwartz

ahalex44 said...

I had the honor and priviledge to work closely with Prof Feldman. He taught me so many things in class and Mock Trial. He was an amazing person and one of my favorite professors. He worked very hard to help us prepare for competions and to be outstanding future trial lawyers. He helped so many students both through education and the difficult bar approval process. He even made my mother feel so comfortable when she came to visit. He made her particiapte in our TAP class and she was a juror who worked as a greeter at Walmart. She has never forgoten that class, nor his kindess and the way he included her in our class. The news came as a shock to me and my mother. The legal community has suffered a great loss. May God hold him near and bless him. May his spirit be free and at peace. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family, friends and teh STU community. If anyone knows where I can send a card or flowers, I would appreciate it. God Bless you Ken and thank you for everything. You will not be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

I awoke this morning and looked out my window at Ken Feldman's home again and realized what an incredible void he has left in our lives. He has been a steady friend for many years and he will be sorely missed. All of his friends who had the chance to work, play and learn from him should insure that his presence and inspiration are not lost on the future.

Anonymous said...

After talking to many people and reading the posts on this blog, now i know why Ken spoke and wrote his emails in what i would call "shorthand". It was so he could fit as many people into his time in order to help them. He didn't waste words. It kind of made me a little nervous, but now it makes total sense to me. He called me twice just a day before leaving here to tell me thank you for the work i did for him at stu. i am beyond any words to describe my sadness. He was like a safety harbour to me and i know for many others. Ken, i will try to carry on your legacy by following your example of caring more for others, even if it means i have to be inconvenienced. I am praying for Ken's family.

Anonymous said...

9:37, thanks for interrupting this Ken Feldman tribute to get off your chest that ever important question "has kathy williams ever tried a case?"

Yes, plenty.

You must have been at the seminar and so very upset at hearing about the national and local reputation she has in the federal court community. You probably have a terrible or no reputation in your own little life.

And uh no, I'm not kathy. She has far better things to do with her time than answer to dumb asses like you.

Amber Flaxman Young said...

I was so fortunate to have had Kenny in my life, close by sharing many holidays and family functions with him and working with him. Over many years Kenny became an additional father figure to me, guiding me, helping me, always offering his opinion (whether welcomed or not), always pushing me, and at times, being quite tough on me. Much like a father, at times I did not always understand him. Months before his passing, and after going through very difficult time in my life with Kenny by my side, I got the opportunity to understand him on a level beyond which I understand most people. Kenny truly was one of the most selfless individuals I have ever encountered, everything he did was for others. To say he was dependable does not even begin to describe him. I could not have come through the adversity I was facing without Kenny. Looking back, after having gone through so much with him, I realize Kenny pushed me because he believed in me, and wanted me to achieve all he knew I was capable of. In his memory I will strive to be the very best I can be, both as an attorney and as a person. I am glad for having Kenny in my life, even if it was for too short a period. For those of you who knew Kenny and were lucky enough to have shared a friendship with him, remember as I will; the dependable, resourceful and encouraging angel on my shoulder pushing me to be my very best.

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman was truly a blessing to many. This includes myself. I only wish that I could have in some way helped him as much as he helped me. He will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

I, too, was privy to the knowledge that Ken had donated his bone marrow to save his brother's life. Because of that, my husband and I registered as bone marrow donors years ago. This should be Ken's legacy. Anyone wanting to honor his life and work should get typed in his memory. Registration is available through South Florida Blood Banks. There is especially a need for minority donors.

Debbie & Quinn in Boone, NC said...

Dr. Bill Mosman was a wonderful and outstanding man in his field, but even more so, he was a man who helped other people above & beyond what is typical of most people.... ourselves included.... as we walk through our home, we see constant reminders of the place that he held in our hearts & our family... if anyone can tell me anything more about Bill to add to our memories of him, please e-mail me at appele@skybest.come with "Bill" in the subject line. Thank you so much! We have all lost a brilliant man!

Debbie & Quinn in Boone, NC said...

Hi, I don't know if my previous note went through or not but if anyone has news or anything memorable to share with us about our good friend Bill Mosman, please e-mail us at appele@skybest.com. We lost a brilliant man in Bill and he will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman dedicated his life to helping others. He made me feel very welcome to STU when I first came to the state of Florida. He was always giving and never ask for anything. He was a true gem and a loving individual. He will be missed. I pray for his soul and that his family will find comfort in his memories.

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman was a class act. He was always giving and wanted nothing in return. He has touched many lives and he will tuely be missed. My heart and prayers goes out to him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Do me a favor--please make a separate thread for Bill Mosman. I personally find it insulting to Ken's memory to mention Mosman in the same thread, and based upon the other entries there are others who feel the same way. That way those who liked or respected Mosman can blog to their hearts' content without upsetting those of us who do not have fond memories of him. Besides, Ken deserves a thread of his own--he's earned it.

Rosemarie Bacallao said...

I can relate to Amber Flaxman Young's tribute...I too had the gift of having Kenny in my life, as his legal assistant during my law school years and as a friend and colleague thereafter. My last visit with Keny was a month ago when we visited a mutual friend whose Wife was tragically injured in an auto accident. Kenny and I decided to visit him in hopes of encouraging him to get therapy for him and his family to help them cope with the injuries and have the courage and hope for her recovery. Little did I know that Kenny himself was suffering, but that was Kenny, always worried about the other. i remember asking him how things were and his reply was that he was a lucky man because he was able to focus on the part of his career that he loved best "teaching". I still remember him walking in with a muffin from Epicure or an orchid from his garden. He always had a few quick words and a little gift to give. I hope we all remember him for those quick words and hold his imprint in our hearts dear. He will be forever missed and loved.

Anonymous said...

Ken's obituary is in the Philadelphia Inquirer. There is a guest page to leave condolences for the family.

What a loss. I will miss dear Ken so much.

Anonymous said...

The funeral was held in Philadelphia. Hopefully there will be a memorial service or something else here for his friends and colleagues. Here is the obituary: http://www.legacy.com/philly/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=88050900

Anonymous said...

What a great loss for everyone. Those of us who were lucky enough to know Ken Feldman may have seen his passion for teaching, his eagerness to make sure that a law student was involved with a local event or charity, or his zealous advocacy in making sure that a soon to be attorney had all the requirements completed for graduation or help with a bar application.

Ken was a man of his word- and if anyone ever asked him for help- he would go above and beyond. If you gave him a scenario involving a person in need- he would always say- "Just tell them to call me- give them my cell."

I feel very lucky to have known Kenny. He was a kind individual who will never be forgotten. In his memory -we should all continue his love of orchids. I purchased two this weekend. I will take good care of them as he took good care of all his students and clients. I will miss you Kenny.

Anonymous said...

There is a South Florida Memorial Service being planned by Ken's family and his attorney.
When the plans have been finalized, that information will be made available to all of you.

Anonymous said...

I had an inclination that Ken was suffering from Stomach Cancer, but I never was positive about that. Can whoever posted the earlier comment regarding his illness verify that information? It would definetly bring closure to many to know that this tragedy happened to prevent his future suffering. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman will be greatly missed by all who he touched. He was truly special and I know that I will miss him more than I could ever realized. May you rest in peace dear Professor. You will never be forgotten and will always be loved.

Anonymous said...

First time posting on this site, a shame it has to be on these terms.

I will echo Amber Flaxman Young's comments (she is after all my sister-in-law). Ken was a family friend of mine, as well as one of my profs at STU. He was a caring and giving person, completely dedicated to his students, clients, and friends.

He took a liking to me, probably mostly because of his relationship with my family. But, he helped me out in many ways, gave me real advice, and encouraging me and helping me get involved in the community.

It's unfortunate that he chose this path. This world will lose a truly good person and I will really miss Ken.
-Josh Young

Anonymous said...

BILL MOSMAN WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON.CARED FOR" EVERYONE" I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT SOME ONE OUT THERE HAS SUCH HARSH AND CRUEL WORDS FOR SUCH A GOOD PERSON WHO IS NO LONGER HERE. BUT AS BILL WOULD SAY " PEOPLE WILL BE WHO THEY ARE"

Anonymous said...

Ken Feldman was one of my favorite people in the world. Last year, I asked him to help out a friend of mine who needed pro bono representation. When the case turned out to be complicated, I tried to pay Ken. He refused to take any money. Once he completed the work and did a beautiful job, he spent most of the day with my friend, helping her do the follow-up tasks and taking her to various offices to file the necessary papers. When she tried to pay him what little she had, he refused to take any money. When I tried to thank him and praise him, Ken just ran away from me. Ken was the sort of person that lived to do secret acts of kindness for other people. He never looked for rewards or expected to be thanked.
Before Ken died, I know that he was looking forward to the graduation at St. Thomas Law School. He just loved that. Before Ken died, I know that he was looking forward to mother's day. He just loved his mother. I also know that he was looking forward to the Florida Bar Conference this summer. He liked that too. At St. Thomas, Ken played a pivotal role in so many important programs. He enjoyed every minute of that and I know that he had plans to perfect such endeavors during the next academic year. Everyone adored him.
I am a law professor at St. Thomas University School of Law and Ken has enriched my life there. I have been on sabbatical this semester and I will be returning in August. It is very hard for me to imagine being there without my dear friend. I am going to try to do at least one secret act of kindness in his honor every day.
Professor Amy D. Ronner

Anonymous said...

Prof. Ronner, I am going to try to be like Ken too and do my best to carry on his legacy by doing random acts of kindness anonymously. I miss him so much.
A Law School Staff Person

Anonymous said...

I was deeply saddened to learn of Bill Mossman's death. He sat next to me in Florida Constitutional law. He was a psychologist and I worked with him from time to time on DCF cases. Bill was a gentleman of the highest caliber and a very intelligent and considerate individual. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

There so many people who knew Bill Mosman and the type of individual that he was known to be... which is a good, kind, considerate, helpful, type of individual... very brilliant, intelligent, unselfish, etc.... the list of positive attributes could go on and on....

rachel macon said...

I AM ASHAMED OF MYSELF. As we graduated last Saturday, the day was filled with a dark shadow, because we had all lost Professor Feldman. As we all questioned his reasons for taking his life, our curiosities grew as to why he left us. Rumors ran rampant as to his reasons, and methods for achieving his act. But not one person I talked to chose to spend their conversation regarding Feldman's life and the legacy he left behind. Not even me.

I am so ashamed of myself, because in the end, it's not how you died that should be remembered, it's how you lived. Professor Feldman, we loved you dearly. I don't know the reasons why you chose to leave us sooner than we wanted you to, but for whatever reason, we are deeply saddened by your departure. But from now on, I will not choose to ponder why you chose to leave us, I will remember how you lived. I only hope that I can live up to the legacy you left behind for me. You taught me so much, and yet I never took your class. You went above and beyond to personally push me to achieve more and become the best I could be. I am ashamed of myself that it has taken me until today to talk about how you lived. I only hope that you are proud 10 years from now when you see your legacy lived out by me.

Thank you. For everything.
You are missed. We love you.
Rachel Macon

Anonymous said...

A memorial service honoring former St. Thomas Law School Professor Ken Feldman will be held Monday, June 11th at 6:00 PM at the St. Thomas Law School in Miami Lakes, Florida.

Alery Delgado said...

Ken was a great person and teacher He was always in a great mood and lightened up any room. He was always willing to lend a hand and was by far one of the greatest teachers I had at FIU. He will be greatly missed.

I wish his family the best and I hope everyone will remember him for the person he was and all of the people and students he helped along the way.

Anonymous said...

Dwight and Joanne Wells The passing of Bill Mosman Leaves this world a lessor place As a criminal defense lawyer having worked on over 20 death penalty cases, I had the honor of working with Bill on several cases. We along with other attys and experts were able to obtain reversals of a death sentences for 4 individuals. We also were successful at the trial level in convincing juries to return life recs in other cases. Bill was a sensitive, caring, kind person who could combine his professional skills with the ability to speak to a jury.Those of us that really knew Bill miss him deeply and are much better persons for having had the pleasure of his company. We know that he is continuing his travels to all his favorite places.

Anonymous said...

For Kenneth, I just found out about your passing, I was sad and surprised when I heard this news yesterday. After finding this thread and reading all the comments from your many friends and colleagues I cannot say more, it was repeated many times the quality of person you were to many and the humble manner in which you lived and practiced and gave to others. Thanks for being a friend, attorney and professor to so many and myself. You are in my thoughts and will be forever.
Dana