Mark Levy, a Washington DC-based counsel and chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice, died in the firm’s office Thursday morning in an apparent suicide.
Legal Times, a blog, reports the firm’s managing partner, Bill Dorris, issued an emailed statement through the firm’s spokesperson: “With sadness we confirm that Kilpatrick Stockton attorney Mark Levy died this morning. Mark Levy was well know and highly respected for his successful appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States.”
He offered his condolences to family, friends and colleagues.
Meanwhile, legal blog Above the Law reported the Metropolitan Police Department was responding to “an unconscious male with a gunshot wound to the head on the 11th floor.”
According to officers near the firm’s officers, a male individual committed suicide at the 600 block of the 14th street N.W., where the offices are.
The Fulton County Daily Report, a Washington publication, reported Wednesday that Kilpatrick had laid off 24 associates and counsel across US offices.