Susan B. Jordan, 67, an activist lawyer who represented high-profile clients such as Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson, died May 29 in a plane crash.
Ms. Jordan, of Ukiah, Calif., was the passenger in a two-seater that crashed in Utah after clipping a power line. Pilot John Austin also died.
Ms. Jordan won a landmark case in 1977 when a rape victim, Inez Garcia, was acquitted on charges she killed one of her attackers. She argued she acted in self-defense. She had been convicted in 1974, but that verdict was thrown out and the case became a lightning rod for feminists and victims' advocates.
About 25 years later, she was hired by Olson, a onetime SLA member who was arrested in 1999 after years on the run from charges she conspired to kill police officers.