Hummels worked with the Phoenix law firm Osborn Maledon.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Nearly 1,000 people showed up to pay their respects to the lawyer who died last week when a gunman opened fire in a Phoenix office building.
A service for Mark Hummels started at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Orpheum Theatre. Hummels, along with Steven Singer, died in the Jan. 30 shooting. Another woman was shot. Police said she is expected to survive.
A large screen displayed a picture of Hummels over the stage.
Several people spoke during the service, including Hummels' brother, his best friend and former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz.
CBS 5 News spoke with one of Hummels' colleagues from Osborn Maledon.
"Mark was a unique combination of incredibly intelligent and thoughtful and humble with a very dry sense of wit and kind of fearless too," said Tim Eckstein.
Another colleague said that there is a huge void left at the law firm.
"He was just as good as they come with dealing with people," said Randy Nelson. "That comes along so rarely that when you lose it in the way we have it's especially unbearable. The loss goes far beyond the people who knew Mark. The mark he was yet to make is a very big loss for all of us."
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:38:58 GMT
State officials closed Route 7 in New Milford near Bridge Street after a mortar was discovered Wednesday afternoon. According to police, a 16MM mortar was found in New Milford and the Connecticut StateMore >
Police shut down Route 7 in New Milford and evacuated people in the immediate area after someone brought a WWII or Vietnam era mortar shell into a store Wednesday afternoon.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:47:34 GMT
A duck with "dangerous propensities" is at the center of a $275,000 lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clackamas County. It claims the plaintiff, Cynthia Ruddell, stepped out of her motorhomeMore >
The lawsuit claims the duck has a history of attacking people and its owner was negligent for failing to maintain proper control of her animal.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:06:02 GMT
Jeffrey Wade Chapman wants a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover a prominent tattoo on his neck that reads "REDRUM" (murder backwards, so he can read it in the mirror) before he goes on trialMore >
Jeffrey Wade Chapman wants a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover a prominent tattoo on his neck that reads "REDRUM" (murder backwards, so he can read it in the mirror) before he goes on trial for first degree MURDERMore >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:36:00 GMT
A Silver Alert was issued for a teen from Southbury, according to state police.Eric R. Nebel, 19, was last seen Tuesday.Troopers said he was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, black and red sneakersMore >
A Silver Alert was issued for a Eric Nebel of Southbury, according to state police.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:55:28 GMT
Three dogs in Southington were treated Tuesday after they were attacked by a coyote on the nature trails off of Flanders Road. The dog owner, Jeff Burgess, called police around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday toMore >
Three dogs in Southington had to be treated Tuesday after they were attacked by a coyote on the nature trails off of Flanders Road.More >