Greg Prebish, a former Miami Criminal Defense attorney who relocated his family to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he worked as a lawyer and a host for the mountain ski resort, passed away suddenly over the weekend from septic shock as a complication from a minor knee surgery.
Greg is the son of famed Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Harry Prebish, who co-founded the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Greg was a great lawyer. Beloved and respected by his colleagues from both sides of the courtroom and the Judges who presided over his cases.
Greg was a fixture on the FACDL ski trips, and at some point he decided the mountain life was for him, so he very bravely gave up his practice here and went to Wyoming, where he was able to live the life he always wanted to live. So many of us dream of doing something like this, but so few of us actually do it. Greg passed away way way too early, but at least he was living life on his own terms. Good for him.
There is a GoFundMe page to help Kim-Greg's wife, with the unexpected funeral and travel expenses. It would be really a great gesture if Greg and Kim's Miami friends pitched in.
Here is the local paper's obituary.
From the obituary:
In the wake of his death multiple organizations and people in the valley remembered him as a dedicated volunteer, a caring man, a conscientious professional and a good friend.
“He was very involved in this community, and he cared a lot about his clients and his friends,” lawyer and Jackson Municipal Judge Melissa Owens said. “I think that’s the word you’re going to hear again and again, is how caring he was.”
Owens, also one of the leaders in the Teton County chapter of the Wyoming Bar Association, knew Prebish both as a fellow lawyer and as one of the men she could count on when she needed volunteers for bar association events.
“It’s not always easy to find people who can or will make time to be a part of those things,” she said, “but he was involved with things like the bar holiday party every year since I became involved myself. He was always willing to help.”
Nonprofits such as the Teton Access to Justice Center and the Community Safety Network remember Prebish as a man who was dedicated to getting justice for the people the organizations served and always willing to help.
Prebish spent at least one evening each week serving as the on-call attorney for the Access to Justice Center, where he offered his services free of charge to the center’s clients, both in representing them when necessary and in providing guidance in filling out legal forms. The center serves Teton County residents who are in need of legal assistance but who cannot afford the help they need...