Garrick Grobler, 35, a Washington lawyer and a partner in the firm of Ross, Dixon and Bell, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Nov. 3 at his home in Washington. The D.C. Medical Examiner's office said the death was a suicide.
Mr. Grobler had been with Ross Dixon since moving to Washington in 1989. He specialized in trial work from document reviews to depositions to travel for long trials across the country. He became a partner in his firm in 1996.
He was born in Easton, Md., where during his boyhood he hunted and sailed on the Miles River. He was an honors graduate of Princeton University, where he wrote a senior thesis on Afrikaner politics after living in South Africa and working as a welder at a factory in the northern Transvaal. While at Princeton he played rugby and sailed. He also graduated from the University of Virginia law school, where he met his wife, Anne Margaret Grobler.
Mr. Grobler's avocations included reading classical poetry and English mystery novels, playing the recorder and travel. He was active in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
In addition to his wife, of Washington, survivors include his parents. Drs. C. Van Eyk and Judith Grobler of Easton; and a sister, Karen Solms of Arlington.