Thomas Motley Jr., 68
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Retired Boston Lawyer
SMALL POINT -- Thomas Motley Jr. died of cancer on Nov. 30, 2010, in Small Point.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy L. Cameron; a son, Thomas of Austin, Texas, two daughters, Sarah Weese of Newbury, Mass., and Elisabeth C. Motley of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren, Henry R. Weese, Holden J. Weese and Isabel BoMee Weese; and his siblings, Katherine Hinckley of Gingins, Switzerland, and Warren Motley of Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was a summer resident of Small Point, and former resident of Nahant, Mass. In both waterfront communities, he pursued his lifelong delight in sailing small craft. He had been President of The Apollo Club of Boston and a member of the Marshall Street Historical Society, the Small Point Club and Harvard Clubs in Boston, New York and Florida.
Mr. Motley was a graduate of Groton School, Harvard College and, in 1966, Columbia Law School. He practiced corporate and financial law at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City and Paris. In 1972, he joined the Boston firm Ely, Bartlett, Brown & Procter and developed its international practice until he resigned from a successor firm in 1990 to practice law at Peabody & Brown (now Nixon & Peabody) until 1994, and from 1994-1996 at Perkins, Smith & Cohen (now Burns & Levinson). Disabled by heart disease, Mr. Motley retired from active practice in 1996. Since then, he had spent his winters mostly in Florida.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 3, 2010