Remembering Our Partner Robert Fisk Cavanagh

May 13, 2009

The Wiggin and Dana community mourns the loss of its partner Robert Fisk Cavanagh, who passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 following a brief battle with lymphoma.  He leaves behind a loving wife Patricia, one son and two daughters, and seven grandsons.
Bob was a consummate history buff, having authored the book "From the Colonies to Today:  Over Three Centuries of Law and Lawyers in New Haven," published in 2007.  Bob left us just as we begin to celebrate the firm's 75th anniversary, and in anticipation of that event, Bob had spent considerable time in recent years compiling a history of Wiggin and Dana.  While that history is unfinished, Bob's treatise is rich in historical detail about former partners, clients and the business environment in which the firm operated.