In Memoriam: Elliot D. Lobel

October 17, 2023

Prince Lobel Tye mourns the loss of Elliot D. Lobel, one of the firm’s founding partners and a cherished colleague and friend.

Elliot will be remembered by his colleagues as a leader and zealous advocate. Even after his retirement from the firm, Elliot cheered on the firm’s successes and always showed his appreciation to the lawyers who helped grow its reputation.  He was proud to be a founding partner of Prince Lobel Tye, and lawyers at the firm who worked with Elliot were equally proud of Elliot, his skill as a lawyer, and his many achievements on behalf, and outside of the firm.

Founding partner Walter Prince said, “For many years, Elliot was the cornerstone and chief architect of our firm.  His infectious enthusiasm was like a magnet attracting all of us. And he convinced us that together we were capable of great things.  My heart aches to hear this news.”

Founding partner Donald Tye added, “Beyond his many professional accomplishments, Elliot appeared to me to be most proud of spending time with his family, and being a loving and attentive husband, father and grandfather. I value being part of his vision 38 years ago.”

Elliot litigated in federal and state courts and his trial practice included both civil and criminal matters. His practice expanded over the course of his career to include representing clients before state and federal administrative agencies.

Elliot was a former Assistant United States Attorney and Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney and had an abundance of trial experience in Massachusetts state and federal courts. At the United States Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted a range of criminal matters. Elliot also served as special counsel to the Committee on Professional Responsibility for the Clerks of Court, at the request of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Devoted to education, Elliot instructed at a number of trial advocacy programs. He also taught courses at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the United States Department of Justice, Harvard Law School, Suffolk University Law School, as well as other law schools. He was also an instructor in The Experimental College at Tufts University where he taught inventive courses like “The Merging of the Theater and the Courts.”

Elliot was a proud alumnus of Tufts University and a past recipient of the Tufts University Citizen Lawyer of the Year Award.  He was presented with this honor for his efforts in creating a pro bono program offering support to low-income individuals in need of legal guidance by matching them with a member of the Tufts Lawyers Association.

Elliot earned his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School, his J.D. from New York University Law School, and his B.A. from Tufts University.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lobel family.

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