Some obituaries are hard to write. This is one of them.
Dr. Lenny Haber, a forensic psychologist who handled cases in the REGJB for decades was more than just a professional acquaintance, he was a friend.
As a young an inexperienced lawyer decades ago, Dr. Haber was a steadying influence. He was wise, and caring, and he had a twinkle in his eye. Did you know that Dr. Haber was often hired as an expert to assist the prosecution or defense in litigation? We hired him in a very difficult case many years ago and his knowledge of law, courtroom tactics, and people was the difference in winning the case.
Lenny Haber was a Miami Beach councilman starting in 1971. In 1977 he was elected Mayor of Miami Beach. Dr. Haber had a popular radio show in Miami where he dispensed psychological and life advice and as the Herald Obit here states, he was a frequent commentator on NBC during the OJ Simpson trial.
Dr. Lenny Haber was many things to many people. A loving father and grandfather. A superb expert witness, psychologist and legal advisor. He was a mayor, and a concerned citizen who had Miami and Miami Beach's best interests at heart. And to us, he was a mentor and a friend. He will be missed. But his kindness and wisdom and the impact he had on our community and the many lives he touched will live on.
Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Sunday at Temple Beth Shalom, 4144 Chase Ave., Miami Beach, and services will follow at Lakeside Memorial Park, 10301 NW 25th St., Miami.
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