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In Memoriam: Robert Ming (JD '95)

Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus and Board of Advisors member Robert Ming (JD '95) died in a small plane crash in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 13. Ming was a prominent attorney and esteemed community leader in Laguna Nigel, California. He was 51 years old.

Dean Paul Caron commented, "Robert was well loved by his family, friends, colleagues, and his law school, where he graduated Valedictorian in 1995. He was a joy to be around, with an infectious smile and kind, warm demeanor. I know Robert loved the Lord as he was a man who was public about his faith, and I believe that he is with Him now. Robert’s wife Susie is in our thoughts and prayers, as are his four children."

Tributes to Ming have appeared in many sources, including the Orange County Register:

Ming, an attorney who founded his own law firm in 2015, served on the Laguna Niguel City Council from 2006 to 2014, including two stints as mayor, according to a statement from the city. He earned his law degree at Pepperdine University and later joined its law school’s board of advisors; shortly after graduating, Ming was a law clerk for Judge Lance Ito during O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.

Ming helped found the Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation to assist a Marine regiment based at Camp Pendleton and a National Guard regiment from Los Alamitos; Ming also was involved with the South Coast YMCA, Saddleback Community College Foundation and the Laguna Niguel Lion’s Club, among other civic activities.

Orange County business and public officials who worked with Ming remembered him as an honest, straightforward person who had his community’s interests at heart.

The complete article may be found at Orange County Register