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Gerald M. Richman, attorney
Gerald M. Richman, attorney

Gerald M. Richman, an Ellicott City attorney and decorated Vietnam veteran whose legal career spanned more than 40 years, died of pancreatic cancer March 19 at his Pikesville home. He was 73. "Jerry was a very fine lawyer and a wonderful advocate," said U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett. "And he always had great savvy in the courtroom." "Jerry was like a terrier once he got a hold of a case. He never let go. He put everything he had into his cases," said former Baltimore Circuit Judge Peter D. Ward, who is now in private practice. "He was a hard-charging trial lawyer who became a good friend." Dan Scherr, who is a partner in the Columbia law...