We bring more sad news in these troubling times. On Wednesday, apparently during a Zoom court hearing, Former ASA Pat Trese passed away from a heart attack.
We received this email from Ms. Regina de Moraes, Esq:
I am a former ASA and started with Pat Trese in county court. Several years later he became chief of county court. He was also an ASA in the Sex Bat unit and in the last years was a member of the private bar.
I was notified that he passed away of a heart attack during a zoom hearing today. Specifics aren’t available yet, but if I find out anything else, I can notify you for the blog.
Pat was a loving husband to his college sweetheart Teri, he was a father to 3 beautiful children, 2 girls and 1 boy, all now in their teen and pre teen years. He was very compassionate as an ASA and loved by all his clients in private practice.
He was also very funny! He quietly would make comments which at first, seems not to fall within the conversation.... and then it would click- “oh! That’s sarcasm!”
Pat was also a great trial partner and friend.
With a heavy heart-