Miami: Prominent lawyer Richard Sharpstein found dead


Richard Sharpstein, a veteran Miami criminal defense lawyer renowned for both his quick mind and wit, was found dead in his Miami Beach condo Tuesday morning.

News of Sharpstein’s death spread throughout the legal community, leaving his colleagues numb with shock and sadness by mid-day.

His law firm, Akerman Senterfitt, issued a statement by its chairman and chief executive officer, Andrew Smulian.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of our partner Richard Sharpstein. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard’s family during this very difficult time.”

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