JOHN R. LACYJOHN R. LACY JOHN R. LACY, 71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, passed away at his home on September 22, 2014. John was born in Dallas, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Diego State University in 1966. After graduating from San Diego State University he entered the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and worked as an air craft maintenance officer and achieved the rank of captain. While in the Air Force he earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1971, and after completing his service he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1973. Soon after graduating from law school, he joined the Goodsill firm as a civil trial lawyer and continued with the firm in this capacity for over 40 years, during several of which he was actively involved in firm management. Well known in the legal community for his work in admiralty law, he represented major shipping and cruise lines. He was a highly skilled and respected trial lawyer and also handled aviation, product liability and business dispute cases. Among the many honors John received, he was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was recognized each year for many years in Chambers & Partners USA, Honolulu magazine's Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers In Americaï¿½ and Super Lawyers. Most recently he was named Best Lawyers' 2014-15 "Lawyer of the Year" for Admiralty and Maritime Law in Honolulu. John and his wife Elizabeth have long been involved in community activities and supported several charitable organizations. John loved the ocean and enjoyed travel and art. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lacy, brothers Jerry Wayne and Joe Paul, and cousins Cynthia Mayfield and Phyllis Mayes. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Private services.
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