School of Law Loses Two Class of '66 Alumni

The University of Montana Law School Class of 1966 lost two of its members this October, both highly-regarded members of the Bar with long service to Montana’s legal profession.

Larry Riley passed away on October 24, at the age of 79. He was a trial lawyer for fifty years and practiced with the Missoula law firm Garlington, Lohn and Robinson. He dedicated the years after his retirement to expanding pro bono legal guardianship statewide in an effort to provide the service to families across Montana at a free or reduced rate.

Robert Driscoll “RD” Corette succumbed to cancer on October 17, soon after his eightieth birthday. He was a third-generation Butte lawyer and prominent mediator, who found a passion in mentoring young lawyers throughout his 43-year career. Among the associations to which he belonged were the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Montana Association of Defense Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers in America and Fellow-American College of Trial Lawyers.