by Ronald S. Miller, Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
*Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors member Ronald S. Miller, one of the founders of the Chicago Legal Legends Luncheon, has written the reflection below on the occasion of Judge Milton Shadur’s passing. Judge Shadur was a pillar of the Chicago legal community, and was honored as one of the very first Chicago Legal Legends.
Milton Shadur, the great jurist, lawyer and role model for how a person’s life should be lived, has died at age 93. The legal world has lost a true giant. And I have lost a great former employer, law partner and friend for almost 60 years.
In 1960 I was living in New York City when the sudden and premature death of my father necessitated a return to my native Chicago. I was fortunate to receive several offers of employment, one from a corporation willing to match my relatively high New York-level corporate salary.