Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Donald “Pat” Newell was honored by the San Diego Bar Foundation as a 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Memorial inductee, which recognizes recently deceased lawyers and judges who have demonstrated significant commitment to their communities as well as superior legal skills and high ethical standards throughout their careers. Pat, along with four other inductees, will be recognized with a permanent plaque in the Hall of Justice at the San Diego County Courthouse.

Pat was a mentor, leader, and active participant in the business community throughout his nearly 40-year career. He was Latham & Watkins’ San Diego office managing partner, served as articles editor for the California Law Review and chairman of the Business Law Section of the State Bar, and an avid supporter of pro bono legal work.

“These honorees demonstrated a true passion for justice,” said Neal Rockwood, President of the Bar Foundation, “and leave behind a legacy that upholds the highest standards of the law.” For more information visit www.sdcbf.org.