Our readers who have followed the CAFA Law Blog for any length of time know that we are often irreverent, and don’t mind poking fun at anyone, ourselves included. Our long-time readers also know that the CAFA Law Blog is a “family effort,” and we consider our four person senior editorial group, our dozen analysts and our support staff as family. And exercising our personal privilege, we wanted to be serious, and take a moment to mourn the loss of one of our family members, our technology expert, John Martin, who recently lost his long and well-fought battle with cancer.

John joined McGlinchey Stafford in 2006 after amassing a quarter of a century of technology-related experience in multiple businesses. He quickly volunteered for and became an integral part of the CAFA Law Blog. John was based in McGlinchey Stafford’s Houston office as a member of the firm’s Information Technology Services team and chief web developer, while simultaneously managing his technology consulting business, the ANDMORE Companies, which specialized in a unique combination of marketing and technology, on the side. John’s help on the CAFA Law Blog, providing technical and market support, was invaluable. We and the Blog are both the better for having taken John up on his offer of assistance.

John was also a food, wine and spirits enthusiast, who wrote an entertaining and informative blog, Off-Focus about his epicurean experiences. A talented mixologist, he created the “CAFA Cocktail” for the blog – check out this tongue-in-cheek post on the subject, and if you feel so moved, fix one and raise a toast to John’s memory.

John is survived by his wife, Courtney, his son, Eric, and his twin daughters, Christine and Charlotte, and by a host of friends and co-workers. We held him in high esteem, and we’ll miss him. Rest in peace, brother.