LOS ANGELES – Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) issued the following statement on the death of Luis A. Wilmot, who served as MALDEF regional counsel in San Antonio between 1993 and 1996:

“MALDEF mourns the passing of Luis Wilmot, a lawyer who worked throughout his legal career to promote rights and equality for all. He did great work while at MALDEF and during the entirety of his service as lawyer and leader. We offer our condolences to his family. Luis left us all too soon, and we will miss his counsel, support, and dedication. In an era when our headlines are filled with scandal, slander, ego, and mendacity, we surely need more lawyers and leaders like Luis. We should all pause to remember Luis and to reflect on the exemplary legal career he pursued.”