Alan Anthony Beaven, 48, practiced law in his native New Zealand, then in England, New York, and most recently, California. After working as a prosecutor for Scotland Yard and as a securities and anti-trust attorney, Alan moved to Oakland, California where he found his niche in environmental litigation. His passions were his family, his spiritual journey, and protecting the Bay Area's water quality, tirelessly prosecuting violators of the Clean Water Act. On September 11, Alan was flying to California to handle one last case. Then he, his wife, and their young daughter planned to leave for a year's stay in India where Alan would provide legal advice regarding that country's pollution and deforestation problems. Beaven is also survived by two sons.
Last updated: November 17, 2018