2018 Dues Notice

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2018 dues notices have now been sent via email and will be due February 28, 2018.
Regular dues remain at $150 annually, and lifetime dues at a one-time payment $1500. Payment may be made by check or by credit card. Members who have reached their 70th birthday and are fully retired from the active practice of law, may take senior status for $50 per year.

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Charles Hill Anderson Dies, 87

Charles Hill Anderson

Charles Hill Anderson passed away on January 9, 2018, at his home at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas. Anderson practiced law for over 50 years in Nashville and served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee (1969-1977). Anderson hired NAFUSA member Joe Brown and was succeeded in office by NAFUSA President Hal Hardin.

An American flag was flown over Main Justice today as a token of the admiration for which he was held by his colleagues. It will be presented by NAFUSA to his family. Private services were held in San Antonio and a subsequent private service will be held in Chattanooga. Anderson is survived by his children: Buton Hill Anderson, San Antonio, TX; Alicia Lea Waters,  Bay City, TX; and Eric Scott Anderson, Washington, NJ.

Click here to view obituary from the Nashville Tennessean

 

DeGabrielle Flag Presentation Held in Houston

After Don’s funeral on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Second Baptist Church in Houston, a reception was held at the home of Tim and Nancy Johnson. After having presented the NAFUSA flag to Catherine DeGabrielle as part of the memorial service at the church, a photo was taken at the reception.    The participants are left to right: Angel Moreno, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas 2010-2011; Catherine DeGabrielle, widow of Don DeGabrielle, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas 2006-2008; Tim Johnson, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas 2008-2010; Ron Woods, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas 1990-1993; Johnny Sutton, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Texas 2001-2009; Paul Charlton, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona 2001-2007.

Billy Kimbrough Flag Presentation Held in Mobile

Mrs Kimbrough and USAS

On January 19, 2018, United States Attorney Richard W. Moore (Southern District of Alabama) hosted a flag presentation ceremony in his office in honor of William “Billy”  A. Kimbrough, Jr., who passed away last year. NAFUSA President Hal Hardin presided and presented the flag to Mrs. Kimbrough on NAFUSA’s behalf. It had been flown over Main Justice in Billy’s honor. The ceremony was attended by many federal judges and former U.S. Attorneys, as well as Billy’s family.

In the photo above, Mrs. Kimbrough is joined by (left to right) Hal Hardin, J.Don Foster, Richard Moore and Kenyen Ray Brown.

Morgenthau Writes of Armenian Genocide

Robert Morgenthau

NAFUSA member Robert M. Morgenthau (Southern District of New York, 1961-1970), published an Op Ed in The Wall Street Journal on January 25, 2018, Will Trump Tell the Truth About the Armenian Genocide?

Morgenthau speaks of Turkey’s refusal to acknowledge the destruction of the Armenian population by the Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915. Morgenthau’s grandfather, Henry Morgenthau, was President Wilson’s ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the time. He protested to the Turkish leaders, who told him the Armenians were not American citizens and none of his concern.

Morgenthau urges President Trump to declare the truth of the Armenian genocide.

Morgenthau also served as the Manhattan District Attorney (1975-2009) and is currently of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Pat Fitzgerald Represents Michigan State in Nassar Case

Pat Fitzgerald

As pressure grows on Michigan State University for its handling of the Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar case, it was disclosed that NAFUSA member Patrick Fitzgerald had been retained to represent the university. Fitzgerald and his firm, Skadden Arps, were to defend the university in civil lawsuits, facilitate “cooperation” with law enforcement and provide “counseling on any internal reviews conducted to make sure they are carried out in a manner that will best assist the university’s response.”

There was some confusion, as reported in The New York Times 

about whether Fitzgerald was retained to conduct an independent internal investigation or represent the interests of the university. Fitzgerald said on Friday, January 26, 2018, that his team had never been “engaged to produce a public report.”

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on January 24, 2018, which led to the resignation of University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis. Fitzgerald wrote the state’s attorney general that “While many in the community today wish that they had identified Nassar as a predator, we believe the evidence in this case will show that no one else at M.S.U. knew that Nassar engaged in criminal behavior.”

Don DeGabrielle Dies, 64

Don DeGabrielle

NAFUSA member Donald J. DeGabrielle died Monday, January 22, 2018, from complications of liver disease. He was 64. Don served in the Southern District of Texas, 2006-2008. He served in the office as an assistant U.S. attorney for 20 years. He also was a FBI agent in New York and New Orleans, and chief of trials in Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans.

He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from McNeese State University and his law degree from Louisiana State University.

He is survived by his wife Catherine, daughter, Crystal, son, Hunter, brother Jeb Barsh, and sister Brandy Wheeler.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at The Sanctuary at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston. As is our custom, at our request an American flag was flown over Main Justice today in Don’s honor and will be presented to his family as a token of the respect with which he was held by his colleagues.

Click here to read the obituary in the Houston Chronicle

 

Flag flown over Main Justice on January 25 in honor of Don DeGabrielle