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Howard Ivan Levin, a prominent attorney in Chattanooga, Tenn., for 59 years, died June 29 at the age of 84.


After earning a degree in Industrial Administration at Yale, where he was a brother at Phi and a standout member of the college’s crew team, he went on to the University of Virginia where he received his law degree in 1963.


Howard joined what is today Martin & Martin law firm in Chattanooga in 1963. He would spend his entire career with the firm, working for many years as managing partner and chairman. His practice covered corporate, healthcare and trusts and estates, and for 30 years was listed as one of “The Best Lawyers in America.”


He served in leadership posts in nearly a dozen organizations in Chattanooga and was also a board member of the Association of Yale Alumni.


Howard is survived by M. J. Levine, his wife of 53 years, two sons and many grandchildren.