James Moneer, age 50, of San Diego, California

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 17th, 2018

Jim MonerJames Moneer, age 50, of San Diego, California, died May 14, 2018 at his home.  James is survived by his sister, Nicole; his nephew, Grayson; many aunts and uncles; and many cousins.  He was the son of the late Dr. Yusuf Moneer, M.D., and Mary nee Kottra.

A Visitation will be held Monday, May 21, from 5-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 12:30 PM at the funeral home.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL.

James had lived in San Diego for over 20 years.  He grew up in the western suburbs.  He graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1985 and from Marquette University in 1989.  He also graduated from the University of San Diego Law School.  James practiced in San Diego where he specialized in Anti-S.L.A.P.P. law.

Memorials to Rock Church, 2277 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106 appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. M Powell says:

    To James’ family,
    I am so very sorry to read about your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  2. D Leetz says:

    James was a good friend while we were at USD Law School. He was funny & smart & very sweet. I’m very saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

  3. Ben says:

    So very, very sorry to see this. He was a real leader in California anti-SLAPP law and I will miss him.

  4. PETER says:

    I hadn’t heard from Jim in several years. He was a very smart compassionate person and a fantastic attorney. I was so honored to have him as a friend. I’m in shock that he passed away. I’m going to miss him so much. My heart goes out to his family. He was wonderful person!

  5. Daniel SULLIVAN says:

    Jim and I schooled at Marquette. We enjoyed many late nights of debate on philosophy, theology, ethics, politics and law. Jim could intellectulize any subject matter. Short in stature, Jim was a titan free thinker. Jim was kind and decent. I’m sorry for his passing.

  6. Esteban Dr arteaga says:

    I knew jim at Marquette and he was living in my dorm. I am sorry for his passing. He will be sadly missed.

  7. From 1996 to 1999, Jim was my neighbor on Glidden Street in San Diego. I was in my first year of law school at USD when I met him. He was genuinely a nice person. He never had anything bad to say about anyone.

    These are the things I will remember about him the most. First, he was a night owl. I remember talking to him between 2 and 4 in the morning so many times. He was so passionate about SLAPP law and his arguments. He would knock on my door at 2:00 am because he just had to tell me about this case he was working on.

    Second, he loved his cafeteria plan at the law school. Even though he graduated many years ago, he still had his cafeteria plan and loved eating at the school 3 times a day.

    Third, he loved to work out. He was a mild mannered guy, but he had arms and a chest like a body builder. I was jealous that I could never get my arms that big.

    Fourth, he had amazing integrity. You won’t find a more honest or decent person than Jim.

    Fifth, he loved Cafe Japengo in La Jolla which is the best sushi bar in California. He was like Damian, “Do you really want to impress a girl? Take her to Cafe Japengo.” He was right.

    In the past 18 years, I reached out to him for his help with SLAPP law. He never changed. He was still the good natured and passionate guy I knew in law school.

    Only the good die young is so true for Jim. Life is so short and unfair. I’m heartbroken. I can’t believe you are gone my friend. I will miss you.

    I can take comfort in knowing that you lived the last days of your life in San Diego. I know how much you loved that place. You lived your dream. God bless you.

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