Thursday, November 18, 2010; 6:49 PM

Michael P. Broderick, 53, a trial lawyer who started a second career as a running coach in the late 1990s, died Nov. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had lung cancer.

Mr. Broderick, who had worked for the Gaithersburg law firm of Donovan and Broderick since 1986, helped train runners and running coaches across the country. He also ran ultra-marathons including the Western States Endurance Run in June, which he finished in 26 hours and 53 minutes.

Michael Patrick Broderick, a native of Detroit, moved to Washington as a boy. He was a 1974 graduate of St. Anselm's Abbey School, a private boys' school in Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1978 and a law degree from Catholic University in 1986.

After law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Irma Raker, who now sits on the Maryland Court of Appeals in Rockville.

He was a member of the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club and the Montgomery County Road Runners.

He had been a Gaithersburg resident.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jill Fried Broderick of Gaithersburg; his father and stepmother, James and Anne Broderick of Silver Spring; and a sister.

- Lauren Wiseman


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