In all significant respects but longevity, David Leonard was - and I am confident that he believed himself to be - a lucky man. Saddened as I am that our association was cut so terribly short, I feel lucky that we had it for as long as we did. And I am sure that his family, his students, his colleagues, and those in the wider legal world who were graced not only by his wisdom but also by his essential goodness, feel the same way.
Friedman, Richard D. "In Memoriam: David P. Leonard." Loy. L. A. L. Rev. 43, no. 3 (2010): 732-3.