Stewart Dolin, a partner at Reed Smith’s Chicago office, was struck by a train and killed in an incident the Cook County medical examiner’s office has ruled a suicide.
Dolin served as head of Reed Smith’s U.S. corporate and securities group since 2007, but earlier this month the firm promoted another partner to co-head the group. Mike LoVallo, head of Reed Smith’s Chicago office, told the Chicago Tribune the promotion of Paul J. Jaskot of Philadelphia to co-head was the result of the group having grown in size.
According to the Tribune account, 57-year-old Dolin was struck by a Chicago Transit Authority train Thursday and died of multiple injuries. LoVallo offered this statement on the firm’s behalf.
“Stu Dolin was a close personal friend, valued colleague and a great leader in our firm,” LoVallo. “His energy and spirit benefited everyone around him. Stu’s death is a proof and loss to all of us personally and to Reed Smith.”
Dolin’s bio has been removed from the firm’s Web site, but the Tribune reports Dolin graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and began practicing in 1977. He enlisted in 1989 with Sachnoff & Weaver, which merged with Reed Smith in 2007.