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Biglaw Widower Of Halyna Hutchins Hires Agency Specialing In Wrongful-Demise Fits

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In late October, Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, with a prop gun on the movie set of the film “Rust.” As we previously noted, Matt Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, is a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, and now it looks like the widower has lawyered up.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Hutchins has hired Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi, an L.A.-based plaintiffs’ firm specializing in wrongful-death litigation. Brian Panish will act as lead counsel.

A spokesman for the law firm confirmed that it had been retained by the Hutchins family but declined to comment on any plans to file suit.

“Respecting Mr. Hutchins’ request for privacy as the family grieves the loss of Halyna Hutchins, the firm will not be making any statements at this time,” the firm said.

A family spokesperson noted that Hutchins “remains focused on taking care of his son and processing his grief.” For those who wish to honor Halyna, a rising star in her industry, the American Film Institute has established a scholarship in her memory. Please click here to make a donation.

We at Above the Law continue to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Halyna and Matt Hutchins during this especially difficult time.

Halyna Hutchins’ husband hires L.A. law firm specializing in wrongful-death suits [Los Angeles Times]

Earlier: Cinematographer Shot By Alec Baldwin Was Wife Of Latham & Watkins Associate

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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