Earle K. Shawe, a tough-minded labor lawyer who gained fame as a 24-year-old New Deal-era attorney after winning a case against Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later went on to establish the Baltimore law firm of Shawe & Rosenthal LLP, died June 30 in his sleep at his Pikesville home.
He was 104.
There are a couple of things you can say about Earle," said Eric Hemmendinger, who has been a labor lawyer with the firm for 40 years.
"He had a relentless drive and a persistence and was a student of human nature. He could figure people out and was a big problem solver," he said. "He was aggressive, but he tried to find ways to solve problems and understood...