Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jamie Brooks

I was very saddened to learn this morning about the passing of my friend, Jamie Brooks.

Jamie was a fixture of the Harris County Defense Bar and a friend that I had known since I first started work at the D.A.'s Office in 1999.  He was one of the nicest people and truest friends that one could have at the Criminal Justice Center.

Jamie was generally a very soft-spoken attorney during docket, but he was also a strong advocate who was not afraid to go to trial and fight for his clients.  More importantly, Jamie was one of the first people to volunteer to lend a hand when a colleague needed help.  Any time a lawyer fell ill or passed away, you could always count on Jamie to be there to do whatever he could to assist.

Jamie was a good lawyer, a good friend, and a good person.  I am terribly sad to lose him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Anonymous said...

Any word on arrangements?

Anonymous said...

Funeral Services for Jamie Brooks will be held on Friday March 13, 2015 at 11:00am at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

Todd Dupont said...

Todd Dupont:

Jamie will be sorely miss.

I hope many of his colleagues can come tomorrow to pay proper respect to a great human, who also happened to be a great lawyer. And father. And brother. And husband. And friend.

May his life be a beacon of light to remind us, in our profession, that we can coexist, operate, and daily perform in an adversial system without acrimony, disrespect, or unkindness.

May Jamie forever rest in peace, and may we be eternally grateful and humbled for having the opportunity know such a special man. May his family also somehow find peace in the beauty of his life, and not the sorrow of his passing.