CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2008 |
Edwin Leroy "Roy" Tolles, a distinguished lawyer and founding partner of the Los Angeles firm now known as Munger, Tolles & Olson, has died, his firm announced. He was 85. Tolles, who had been in failing health for several months, died of heart failure Monday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. He had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The firm began with seven lawyers in 1962 and is now a nationally regarded company with more than 200 lawyers.