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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

LUIS PEREZ HAS PASSED AWAY

UPDATE: DOM has a pic of Luis on his blog and this information about the service tomorrow (Thursday): St Thomas the Apostle http:/church.stamiami.org/  live-streamed at 1:00p p.m., no physical attendance (the new normal). 
Donations can me made in honor of Luis at Sylvester Cancer Canter. 



We lost one of the good guys yesterday. Luis Perez who was a long time ASA and AUSA passed away after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. 

Luis was  always happy. He had an infectious laugh and a bonhomie- a love of life and his profession as a prosecutor. The FACDL Listserv is full of remembrances and admiration  of Luis. One of the things any defense attorney, or judge for that matter, who knew Luis was this- he was always fair, his word was his bond, and he worked for justice- a word that was more than a concept for him. 

You do not meet people like Luis Perez every day. He was special and anyone who was lucky enough to know him knew that. 

Rest In Peace dear friend. 

HR

NB This is a common name. So unless the Luis Perez you are thinking of was ONLY a state and federal prosecutor during his career, then you are not thinking of the correct person. If anyone has a picture they could share it would help. 

4 comments:

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...

Check your email. I sent you a photo.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

He was a great prosecutor but an even better person. As a
former ASA and current AUSA, he was a true gentleman and deserves all the praise he has received. Today’s service was beautiful and ended with a letter from Lui saying goodbye. He will be missed immensely but I am a better person having known him. Rest In Peace!

David Troyer said...

Luis was one of the greatest guys you could ever know. As a state and federal prosecutor, he was determined, polished, unflappable, and consistently fair. But his greatest assets were his warmth, friendliness, deeply held faith, and his devotion to his wife and children. We worked together in the SAO, and I unabashedly tried to recruit him to the Narcotics Division, which was fruitless due to his devotion to his Chief and colleagues in the Sex Battery unit. Luis and I "rode the wave" of ASAs recruited to the USAO in Miami, making the switch on the same date, and working together in Narcotics. Luis, Allan Kaiser, and I all had children (Luis' second, my third) due within a day or two of each other. I later "supervised" Luis when he tried the first federal capital case in Miami, and admired his determination, professionalism, and grace. Luis' parting remarks, read yesterday by his brother at his funeral mass, was classic Luis: touching, exuding love and comfort to his family and friends, and, of course, humorous. In heaven, he is still making that daily walk for a caf├ęcito. To know Luis was to love him. RIP Luis.

Earnest said...

Luis was a bright, energetic, funny guy who smiled almost all the time, spoke up loudly and always got things done. He also had a great head of thick hair. I bumped into him about 2 years ago in the hallway of where he works. It was the same Luis, a bit older and grayer, but the same smiley guy I met years ago. Just hearing his voice made me smile, too. I'll miss him.