Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers

Claude Cazzulino


         Our former partner Claude Cazzulino passed away on February 26, 2021 at age 66.

          Claude Cazzulino was part of Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers for more than 30 years, specializing in employee benefits work, until his retirement in 2018. Claude was a gracious and brilliant man, devoted to his clients, his community, and his family, and a joy to work with. He readily shared his keen legal insights with patience and mentorship, while making the world a better place for working people. He had a way of turning mundane routines into fun adventures. He always took the time to listen to others and managed to turn small talk into deep conversations and lively stories.

        Claude was engaging and multifaceted. He enriched our days with his eclectic music selections and gardening tips. He could swim 3,000 meters in the morning for charity and throw down beautiful pottery at night. His kindness has left an indelible imprint on our lives, and we miss him tremendously.

       Claude is survived by his wife Theresa Traber, his two children Francesca Cazzulino and Niko Cazzulino, his mother Clara Cazzulino, brother Dana Cazzulino, grandson Ezio Cazzulino, and many loving family members.

       You can read more about Claude’s wonderful life here.

       If you wish to make a donation in Claude’s memory, the family suggests the following organizations: LAANE, UCLA Labor Center, Swim with Mike, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.