Denton P. Andrews
Denton Andrews was born in Boise. He
worked in Alaska as a commercial fishing boat deckhand and as a pea processor
for Twin City Foods. He obtained his legal
education and qualification to sit for the bar
exam through the APR 6 Law Clerk Program.
Andrews served as associate counsel to the
Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon, and in
1991, joined the Department of Justice as a
senior Navy trial attorney in the Criminal Division. In 1996, he became the deputy prosecuting attorney for Asotin County. He then
went into private practice as a bankruptcy
attorney. Andrews was a competition bench-rest shooter and won the 1996 World Championship, held that year in Finland.
Denton Andrews died April 29, 2016, at
the age of 74.
Roger K. Anderson
A Seattle native, Roger Anderson received
his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1962 and his J.D. from
Gonzaga University School of Law in 1973.
He practiced law and was active in politics
in Spokane before returning to Seattle in
1988. He practiced law in Seattle for the
remainder of his career. Anderson was an
enthusiastic fan of anything UW and the
Mariners, and an avid fisherman.
Roger Anderson died Oct. 12, 2015, at
the age of 76.
Mark T. Bader
Mark Bader was born in Chicago and moved
to Seattle in the early 1980s to work at Boeing. He returned to school in his late thirties
and earned his J.D. from Seattle University
School of Law. An avid reader, Bader also
enjoyed music and making people laugh.
Mark Bader died Jan. 29, 2016, at the age
William T. Beeks Jr.
William Beeks Jr., a Seattle native, was a
graduate of the University of Washington
and of George Washington University Law
School. Following law school, he worked in
Washington, D.C., as a government legal
advisor. Beeks supported numerous humanitarian, animal, and arts organizations.
He created the Florence and William T.
Beeks — Las Brisas Foundation in honor of
William Beeks Jr., died Nov. 3, 2015, at
the age of 81.
John P. Braislin
John Braislin was born in Tacoma. He
earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of
Washington in 1967, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Braislin
received his J.D. from Willamette University
College of Law in 1971. He served in the U.S.
Army Reserves for six years. He practiced
law for 45 years, becoming a managing partner at Betts, Patterson and Mines, and later
of counsel to the firm. He enjoyed boating,
gardening, razor clamming, and travel.
John Braislin died June 25, 2016, at the
age of 70.
Larry M. Carter
Larry Carter was born in Houston, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree
from Western Michigan University in 1960
and his J.D. from the University of Michigan
Law School in 1963. After law school, Carter
worked for the Oregon Supreme Court for
two years, then joined the firm now known
as K & L Gates, where he became a partner.
Carter enjoyed hiking and climbing mountains. His travels included China, France,
Germany, and Jerusalem.
Larry Carter died May 17, 2016, at the
age of 79.
Philip L. Carter
Philip Carter was born in Bend, Oregon.
He earned a degree in economics from the
University of Washington, followed by his
J.D. in 1965. After law school, he joined
the Livengood firm in Kirkland, serving
as managing partner from 1980–2000.
He was a founding member of Evergreen
Hospital, Evergreen Hospice, and Evergreen Hospital Foundation, where he
served as board president. Carter received
the Evergreen Community Service Award
in 2000. He was an active member of the
Northshore Rotary Club and a founder of
the Northshore Scholarship Foundation.
Carter enjoyed fishing, boating, Husky and
Seahawks football, and hosting family and
friends on Maui and at Pearl Island in the
San Juan Islands.
Philip Carter died June 20, 2016, at the
age of 74.
Ann T. Cockrill
Ann Cockrill was born in Spokane and grew
up in Yakima. She attended Seattle Univer-
sity and Gonzaga University School of Law.
She began her legal career at Evergreen
Legal Services in Walla Walla, Spokane, and
Yakima. Cockrill went on to practice envi-
ronmental law in the Office of the Attorney
General in Olympia. In 1985, she joined the
Boeing Co., focusing on health and safety
law, retiring as senior counsel. Cockrill
served on many nonprofit boards and volun-
teered with legal service organizations.
Ann Cockrill died April 3, 2016, at the
age of 62.
Jerry A. Creim
Jerry Creim was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1977, he received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, and in
1981, his J.D. from the University of Puget
Sound School of Law. Creim was a law clerk
for Justice James Andersen for two years
before joining the law firm of Williams Kast-ner, where he served on the board of directors and chaired the business and real estate
transactions practice group. He enjoyed live
music, cooking, and travel.
Jerry Creim died June 22, 2016, at the
age of 59.
Dan P. Danilov
Dan Danilov was born in Vladivostok, Russia, and moved with his family to China
before his second birthday. He grew up in
China and Hong Kong, and during WWII
set up an underground intelligence network in Shanghai with his brother, smuggling radio transcripts into POW camps.
The brothers were captured, then freed
by American troops, and the family immigrated to the United States, joining
relatives in Seattle. Danilov joined the U.S.
Army during the Korean War, and after
being discharged, he received his undergraduate and J.D. from the University of
Washington. He began his legal career
with the King County Deputy Prosecutor’s
Office, worked in private practice, and
later became a judge in Des Moines. In
1961, Danilov was appointed the honorary
consul of Honduras by President John F.
Kennedy. A well-known immigration attorney, his practice focused on immigration law and he wrote several books on the
subject. He enjoyed photography, was a
lifetime member of the Seattle Yacht Club,
and loved his Rolls Royces.
Dan Danilov died on Feb. 9, 2016, at the
age of 88.
Harrison H. deMers
Harrison deMers was born and raised in
Montana, where he received his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he served in
the U.S. Air Force as an officer in Morocco.
Returning to the U.S., DeMers received his
J.D. and served as a judicial law clerk for
Federal District Judge George Boldt. He
practiced law in Federal Way and served as
a lieutenant colonel in the JAG Division at
McChord Air Force Base. He loved hunting,
fishing, football, hiking, and traveling.
Harrison deMers died on Feb. 19, 2016,
at the age of 82.
This In Remembrance section contains
brief obituaries of WSBA members.
The list is not complete and contains
only those notices that the WSBA
has learned of through newspapers,
magazine articles, trade publications, and correspondence. Additional
notices will appear in subsequent
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