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Community Pulse - January 14, 2022

Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93

His firm set the standard for legal services offered to early tech companies

by Lloyd Lee

Leonard "Leo" Ware, co-founder of the Palo Alto law firm Ware Fletcher & Freidenrich, which later merged with DLA Piper, died on Dec. 19 at his Palo Alto home with his wife of 62 years, Jeanne, and his dog, Jake, by his side. He was 93.

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Posted by Amy Renalds
a resident of another community
on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:37 am

Amy Renalds is a registered user.

I am SO saddened by the passing of this amazing man. Leo was fiercely passionate about family and community; my many years at the Palo Alto Weekly were a highlight of my time with him. He loved what the Weekly stood for, of course, because he was all about integrity and doing the right thing. Our families grew up together - dearest Jeanne, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. What a treasure of a human he was. Thank you for sharing him with us.


Posted by John Kirby
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 16, 2022 at 8:18 pm

John Kirby is a registered user.

I grew up around the Ware family, Lincoln was Leonard and Jeane's son and we grew up together. Mr. Ware and my Dad were good friends and listening to the conversations they had together over the years was always fascinating. Mr. Ware had an amazing sense of humor and a big, booming laugh to back it up. It was always fun when our families got together and I will really miss him.


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