Deborah Levi


Age: 34

lawyer and musician who wrote and lectured about the underappreciated value of apologies in resolving legal conflicts and whose most prominent client was Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, whom she helped defend against charges that reneged on a development arrangement for the South Boston waterfront, in which the case was thrown out of Superior Court last year but has been appealed.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: November 10, 1967

Died: August 23, 2002

Somerville, Massachusetts