Albert Clifford Cobb was a titan in the corporate bar of Minnesota from the 1890s to his death on December 5, 1935, at age seventy-five. In memorial proceedings the following year for the Hennepin County Bar Association, his partner, Raymond A. Scallen remarked:
"If I were asked to select a man whose life was an example of a good lawyer and kindly gentlemen, I could think of no more fitting exemplar than Mr. Cobb. He embodied the finest elements of the profession, combining honesty and devotion to what was right with wisdom and a saving sense of humor, and while his modesty and gentleness kept him from the focus of publicity, he gained and held the unwavering respect of all who knew him. His high ethical concepts were not simply adjuncts acquired as a code of professional duties but were part of his very being and were natural to him. His kindly wit and winning smile set at ease those who came in their troubles to consult him and who took comfort in the realization that they had found not only a counselor but a friend. His dis-arming and infectious sense of humor calmed many a head-strong litigant and encouraged the settlement of many a difficult controversy."