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James A. Wade, a legendary figure at Robinson+Cole and within the legal and business communities for nearly 60 years, passed away on July 3, 2023 at the age of 86. Those who had the good fortune to know Jim personally and work with him know that this is a tremendous loss.

“The Robinson+Cole community is heartbroken over the passing of our colleague, friend and mentor, Jim Wade,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner of Robinson & Cole LLP. “Jim was a preeminent trial lawyer who taught and mentored countless lawyers at the firm for more than 50 years. He instilled in us all the importance of excellence and loyalty. Jim loved to say that no one had more fun being a trial lawyer than him, and he got to do what he loved until just a few months ago when he retired in December. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy that will continue to influence R+C now and in the future,”

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