(1934 - 1977)
Irving Hurd was an active plaintiff's attorney in the days when the discovery statues were very vague. Everything was being developed at the trial court level. He fought discovery motions weekly. It was a time when the Discovery Act was in its infancy so he really developed a comprehensive understanding and feel for how to practice civil litigation. Using the fundamental aspects of trial practice - preparation and hard work - Irving won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
Irving Hurd was killed on July 23, 1977 in a plane crash in Guatemala. According to the State Department, he was piloting a light airplane when it crashed 90 miles from Guatemala City. He was 42-year-old.