Harold Warren (1918-2013)
Harold Warren, a graduate of Saint John’s University Law School was admitted to the practice of law before the Courts of the State of New York and Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court, for over sixty-five years. Mr. Warren was a decorated veteran of the Military, having served his country during World War II. While stationed in Europe during the armed conflict, he observed first hand the devastation and separation that the war brought to children and families in Europe and pledged that if he survived the conflict he would work to protect them in the future. Mr. Warren had been protecting children and families in each of those many years since his return.
During his distinguished career, Mr. Warren was on the forefront of Child Welfare litigation and protection. He was counsel to the Family Law Committee of the New York State Assembly, represented countless families in adoption matters, handled thousands of child protective proceedings, and had formed and was a trusted advisor to organizations dedicated to the welfare of children and families. His clients continue to express their thanks and gratitude throughout these many years, most notably through the dedication and naming of two residences for developmentally disabled individuals in his honor. The “Harold Warren Residence” in Bronx, New York and the “Warren Residence” in Brooklyn, New York will continue his visionary work well into the 21st Century.
Mr. Warren passed away in 2013 at the age of 95. He leaves a legacy and a culture of protecting those least able to protect themselves.