Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Honoree
Mr. Brad Lovelace
Brad distinguished himself at the University of Minnesota School of Law, graduating cum laude, a member of Law Review and Moot Court. Brad was one of the founding partners of the preeminent law firm that bears his name, Goodwin, Brown, Gross and Lovelace. An AV rated lawyer, Brad was sought out by professional fiduciaries, individuals and families to assist in estate planning and often very contentious and emotional probate litigation.
Active in the legal community, Brad was a founder of Probate Attorneys of San Diego (PASD), one the largest specialty bar associations in San Diego County. Brad was a frequent presenter on issues of trust and probate litigation and served for many years on state and county boards to advance the profession--typically rising to the rank of chair.
The Alpha Project provides help to the homeless of San Diego, and Brad served on its board for 14 years. Brad also was very active in the LGBTQ community. Brad served as vice-president and on the board the Human Dignity Foundation (a philanthropic organization advancing the rights of LGBTQ San Diegans) and he supported the right to marriage equality by raising and donating funds.
A person of great faith, Brad was an active member of St. Paul’s Cathedral serving many Sunday Services as a Cathedral Verger and on the annual pledge Stewardship Committee. Brad’s wit, intelligence and compassion for others was surpassed only by his love of family: survived by his husband David Flaten, mother Sara, his beloved siblings, Cheryl, Jennifer and David, many other loving family members and close friends.