June 23, 2017 — Pepperdine Law alumnus Benjamin R. Greene (JD ’92) passed away on June 20 following a 5K run in Bakersfield, California. Greene was a deputy public defender from 1994 to 1999, and then opened his own practice that focused on family and criminal law.
Via The Bakersfield Californian:
The death of local attorney Benjamin R. Greene following a 5K run Tuesday evening prompted an outpouring of grief and shocked reaction online and from others in the legal profession.
“He was in great shape, living a clean lifestyle and being family-focused,” attorney Bobby Cloud, friends with Greene for seven years, said Wednesday.
“It’s just stunning,” he said.
Greene, 48, died after participating in a 5K run at Hart Park around 7 p.m. during which temperatures were still a torrid 107 degrees.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Greene began experiencing medical complications during the run and went to a first aid station. He was receiving treatment when he collapsed.
The complete article may be found at www.bakersfield.com
A family donation site has been established at www.gofundme.com