Peter O. Shinevar

Peter Shinevar 48, died on Feb. 19, 2004.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (U-M), his J.D. from the U-M Law School and his master’s in economics from U-M. He clerked for Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit during the 1981-82 term and then practiced union labor law at the firm of Bredhoff and Kaiser, in Washington.

In 1992 the family moved to New Jersey, and he began a new career specializing in tax and pension benefits. He worked first at the Segal Company and then joined the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers.

Peter was active in the Labor Section of the ABA, speaking at several JCEB National Institute programs including ERISA Basics and ERISA Litigation, and contributing to the Section’s treatise on ERISA.

During the last year of his life he realized many lifelong dreams. With his son, Thomas, he hiked the Grand Canyon. In July 2003 the family attended the All-Star game in Chicago, and he and his family saw Michigan play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2004.

He was inducted into the College in August, 2004, after his death. He is survived by his wife Karen and sons Thomas and William.