Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
AP: 958d142c-fe5a-4226-92be-2ff698f890cf
This undated photo provided by the Osborn Maledon law firm shows Mark Hummels, who was critically wounded during a shooting at a Phoenix office building on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Hummels is an attorney who represented the company involved in a contract dispute with the shooter, Arthur Douglas Harmon. (AP Photo/Osborn Maledon)

PHOENIX -- Friends and family of a Phoenix lawyer who died from gunshot wounds in an office shooting remember him as good man who was always professional.

A memorial service for Mark Hummels was held Tuesday evening at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix.

The 43-year-old Hummels was the second of three people hit by gunfire to die from the Jan. 30 attack.

Colleagues say Hummels was a rising star in his profession and dedicated to his wife, 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.

"He was the best of us," said David Hummels, the victim's older brother. The older Hummels went on to describe how his younger sibling was an organ donor.

"Mark's kidney and liver saved three lives. His donations: heart valves and skin, connective tissue will save the lives of 70 more.

"People have asked what they can do for the family. Here's one thing, consider being an organ donor, I know that would mean a lot to Mark," said Hummels.

He worked with the Phoenix law firm Osborn Maledon and focused on business disputes, real estate litigation and malpractice defense.

Hummels was a reporter for the Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican before he left to go to law school in 2001. He graduated first in his class.

KTAR's Sandra Haros contributed to this report.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.