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Carl Seepe Nadler ‘78

Carl Seepe Nadler ’78, age 61, died peacefully at home on Thursday, August 31, 2017, after a long illness, leaving behind his loving wife and two children. Carl was born on October 18, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His biological parents, Carl Nadler, Jr. and Rose Nadler (Anderegg), both physicians, passed away when he was 3 years old. Carl and his two older sisters then moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where Robert Anderegg (Rose's brother) and his wife, Anita raised them as their own. They joined an already large clan, bringing the total to four boys and three girls.

  As the youngest sibling, Carl endured his fair share of pranks. He also got into some trouble of his own accord; most notoriously, he managed to set fire to the "crick" running through the neighborhood. As a lasting legacy of his upbringing in Fond du Lac, Carl was a lifelong devoted Green Bay Packers fan.

  Carl attended Antioch College and discovered his passion for law while completing a practicum experience at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, acting as a clerk for the legal team defending Leonard Peltier. After a brief stint unionizing a plastics factory, he attended Washington University in St. Louis Law School.

   Carl turned out to be almost annoyingly good at law and loved every minute of his law school experience. He and his future wife, Judy Leenov, met in their first year study group and fell in love. They married on August 1st, 1982, two days after completing the bar exam.

  After short periods living in New Orleans and Chicago, Carl and Judy moved to Washington, DC. Carl began to focus on anti-trust litigation, eventually branching out to patent and more recently general litigation. Throughout his career, Carl took on pro bono projects, with a particular interest in defending prisoners from the death penalty. In 1990 Carl and Judy welcomed twins, Benjamin and Lauren.

  Carl's family remembers him as a devoted husband, father, brother, and uncle, always with a clever joke, lovingly sarcastic comment, or animal video to share. He unfailingly supported his family members in any aspiration, no matter how big or small. Because of his warm, cheerful, and generous personality, he also had a large group of friends, neighbors, and colleagues who will always remember him with fondness. He particularly loved to spend time riding his bike, playing bridge, and socializing at the local dog park.

  Carl was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Anita Anderegg; and brother-in-law, Malcolm Fuller. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy Nadler; children, Benjamin and Lauren Nadler (Grey Pierce); siblings, Michael Anderegg (Cheryl), Margaret McNurlan, Barbara Anderegg (Harry Moen), Virginia Mueller (Juergen), Robert Anderegg (Jennifer Grant), and David Anderegg (Kelley DeLorenzo); nieces and nephews, Megan Malone (Ian), Kate Anderegg (Daniel Pascoe), Jessica Kinonen (Greg), Jeremy Garlick, Gemma Gerardi (Michael), Francesca Anderegg (Reinaldo Moya), Peter Anderegg (Leslie), Caspar Anderegg (Madeline Burton), and Cotey Anderegg; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Penelope and Vivian Malone, Henrik and Hattie Rhoades, Sophie and Sarina Garlick, Quinn Gerardi, and Athena Anderegg. A memorial event will be held in Washington, DC later in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation or the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project.A memorial event will be held in Washington, DC later in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation or the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project.