William J. Lippman, who practiced law in Washington for more than 20 years, died Feb. 8 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. He was 89.

The cause was an aneurysm, according to a daughter, Miriam Lippman.

Mr. Lippman came to Washington in 1950 as an attorney with the Interstate Commerce Commission. He later practiced with, and was a partner with, the law firms of Galland, Kharasch, Caulkins, and Lippman, and later with Lippman and Silverman.

In 1977, Mr. Lippman moved to Snowmass, Colo., where he practiced law and served as a municipal court judge until retiring in 2006.

William Joseph Lippman was born in Brooklyn. He served in the Navy during World War II and attended Pennsylvania State University and Notre Dame University. He graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1949.

Mr. Lippman moved to the Ingleside at King Farm assisted-living facility in Rockville, Md., last year.

His wife of 48 years, Dorothea “Dolly” Levinson Lippman, died in 1998.

Survivors include three daughters, Miriam Lippman of Silver Spring, Md., Laura Lippman of Charlottesville and Hilary Bloom of Olney, Md.; and four grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes