Remembering James H. Falk, Jr.

Remembering James H. Falk, Jr.

The GW Law community remembers with gratitude our friend and colleague James H. Falk, Jr., who served as a professorial lecturer in law for more than 15 years. Professor Falk passed away on Sunday, November 7. He will be remembered by Law School students, alumni, faculty, and staff as a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher.

"He was one of the most creative lawyers I have known, always able to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to difficult problems, " said Stephen Saltzburg, the Wallace and Beverly Woodbury University Professor of Law. "He was also one of the most genuine people I have met—funny, willing to fight for the little guy, and devoted to both his family and his clients. All of us who worked with him and who had the privilege of socializing with him will find the hole he leaves in our lives." 

Professor Falk was an attorney/partner in the firm Urban & Falk, PLLC, and is former chair of the DC Bar Litigation Section; co-founder of the College of Trial Advocacy; membership chair of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society (1998 to 2010); and member of the Defense Research Institute. He practiced family law for many years in Washington, DC, and lectured regularly on the fields of trial advocacy and sports law.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Virginia.