Mark Levy, Washington DC-based counsel and chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court, Appellate Advocacy Firm, Commits Suicide in his Office

levy Mark Levy, Washington DC based counsel and chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court, Appellate Advocacy Firm, Commits Suicide in his Office The law offices of Kilpatrick Stockton had laid off 24 lawyers yesterday and this morning, police and firefighters responded when Mark Levy, Washington DC-based counsel and chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy practice, shot himself at the DC office. What a selfish SOB. He was reportedly one of the attorneys terminated this week.

His listing on the firm’s web site states that he was a Yale Law School grad, a former member of the Clinton Department of Justice and a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law. The firm employs more than 500 attorneys in ten offices globally: Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, North Carolina; New York, New York; Washington, DC; Dubai, UAE; London, UK; and Stockholm, Sweden.

I have written pretty extensively about the recent rise in murder-suicides and a common thread is the inability to deal with financial problems. Most of us are struggling to make ends meet right not, but there is no problem that is insurmountable. As I said before, when the going gets tough, we see the true character of many of these people who kill themselves and members of their families.

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 Mark Levy, Washington DC based counsel and chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court, Appellate Advocacy Firm, Commits Suicide in his Office
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.