Case of a Lifetime

A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Story
Author: Abbe Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230605281
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
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A noted criminal lawyer describes her role as a champion of the rights of the accused in a criminal case, discussing the ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty, the burden of fighting for the innocent, and her own career of attempting to right the wrongs of the American criminal justice system by freeing wrongfully convicted individuals. 15,000 first printing.

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The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
Author: John W. Hartmann
Publisher: Plexus Pub
ISBN: 9780937548752
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 205
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Defending the Damned

Inside a Dark Corner of the Criminal Justice System
Author: Kevin Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743270940
Category: Law
Page: 320
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A member of Chicago's elite Murder Task Force unit describes the lives of its public defenders, many of whom juggle dozens of clients and death-row cases simultaneously, in a sobering account that focuses on the dramatic trial of an accused cop killer. Reprint.

Black's Law

A Criminal Lawyer Reveals His Defense Strategies in Four Cliffhanger Cases
Author: Roy Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684863065
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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In a frank and enlightening look at our criminal courts, attorney Roy Black reveals his defense strategies in four cliffhanger cases. ""To Kill a Mockingbird, " but with real characters."--Alan M. Dershowitz, author of "Reversal of Fortune."

Angel of Death Row

My Life As a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer
Author: Andrea D Lyon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482068016
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
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Nineteen times, death penalty defense lawyer Andrea D. Lyon has represented a client found guilty of capital murder. Nineteen times, she has argued for that individual's life to be spared. Nineteen times, she has succeeded. Dubbed the "Angel of Death Row" by the Chicago Tribune, Lyon was the first woman to serve as lead attorney in a death penalty case. Throughout her career, she has defended those accused of heinous acts and argued that, no matter their guilt or innocence, they deserved a chance at redemption. Now, for the first time, Lyon shares her story, from her early work as a Legal Aid attorney to her founding of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases. Full of courtroom drama, tragedy, and redemption, Angel of Death Row is a remarkable inside look at what drives Lyon to defend those who seem indefensible-and to win. There was Annette who was suspected of murdering her own daughter. There was Patrick, the convicted murderer who thirsted for knowledge and shared his love of books with Lyon when she visited him in jail. There was Lonnie, whose mental illness made him nearly impossible to save until the daughter who remembered his better self spoke on his behalf. There was Deirdre, who shared Lyon's cautious optimism that her wrongful conviction would finally be overturned, allowing her to see her grandchildren born while she was in prison. And there was Madison Hobley, the man whose name made international headlines when he was wrongfully charged with the murder of his family and sentenced to death. These clients trusted Lyon with their stories-and their lives. Driven by an overwhelming sense of justice, fairness, and morality, she fought for them in the courtroom and in the raucous streets, staying by their sides as they struggled through real tragedy and triumphed in startling ways. Angel of Death Row is the compelling memoir of Lyon's unusual journey and groundbreaking career.

Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812994531
Category: Law
Page: 352
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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

A Criminal Defense


Author: William L. Myers, Jr.
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503943421
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win. But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family-everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.

How Can You Represent Those People?


Author: A. Smith,M. Freedman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137311959
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the 'Cocktail Party Question' asked of every criminal lawyer. A must-read for anyone interested in race, poverty, crime, punishment, and what makes lawyers tick.

Leaning on the Arc

A Personal History of Criminal Defense
Author: M. Gerald Schwartzbach
Publisher: Ankerwycke
ISBN: 9781634251372
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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A fascinating look at the life of renowned trial lawyer M. Gerald Schwartzbach, who is perhaps best known for successfully defending actor Robert Blake against charges he had murdered his wife. You'll read true tales of murder to malpractice, sexual assault to domestic abuse, from protecting the right of dissent to advocating expanded rights for defendants.

Mouthpiece

A Life in -- and Sometimes Just Outside -- the Law
Author: Edward Hayes,Susan Lehman
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767920287
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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From prosecuting (and defending) murderers in the Bronx to handling the public and private problems of Manhattan’s elite, Mouthpiece recounts the colorful adventures of New York City’s ultimate legal operator. “In the pages before us, the Counselor tells a saga’s worth of tales of the city. As the saying goes, he’s got a million of them.” —Tom Wolfe, from his Introduction Edward Hayes is that unusual combination: the likable lawyer, one who could have stepped off the stages of Guys and Dolls or Chicago. Mouthpiece is his story—an irreverent, entertaining, and revealing look at the practice of law in modern times and a social and political anatomy of New York City. It recounts Hayes’s childhood in the tough Irish sections of Queens and his eventual escape to the University of Virginia and then to Columbia Law School. Not at all white-shoe-firm material, Hayes headed to the hair-raising, crime-ridden South Bronx of the midseventies—first as a homicide prosecutor and then as a defense attorney seeking to free the same sort of people he formerly had put in jail. Tom Wolfe immortalized this setting in The Bonfire of the Vanities. Ed Hayes was his guide, and he served as the model for the scrappy defense lawyer Tommy Killian. Eventually, Hayes moved his practice to Manhattan, using his neighborhood white boy instincts and connections and the rough-and-tumble techniques learned in the Bronx on behalf of the rich and powerful and famous. From a high-stakes legal shootout over the Andy Warhol estate to working to secure financial justice for the families of the World Trade Center victims, Hayes has been behind the scenes of how New York City really operates. For the tens of millions fascinated by New York’s unique blend of glitter and grime, of idealism and corruption, of avarice and ambition, Mouthpiece provides the ultimate close-up of high-stakes Gotham gamesmanship.

Making a Case for Innocence

True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator
Author: April Higuera
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997994308
Category:
Page: 256
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For true crime buffs and criminal defense professionals, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ! Author and Licensed Private Investigator April Higuera takes you behind the scenes of her actual investigations of multiple high-profile homicide cases for defense. Along the way, you'll join her in uncovering evidence of innocence and corruption. April lays out the evidence against the accused and her own journey through the system as she helps defend otherwise average citizens who are accused of heinous, violent crimes. Her accounts are TRUE! Read about these cases: A wife's jawbone is delivered in a Tupperware container to a local TV station with a map to locate her remains. A 73-year-old grandmother is convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death in their driveway with a potato hoe. The infamous rape-murder of a 19-year-old Marine cadet, who is the daughter of a U.S. Ambassador. Through a series of case studies, written more in the style of short stories than the sleep-inducing, dry academic speak of typical post-case-analysis reports, Higuera takes the reader into the grit and grime of murder and mayhem. - Hal Humphreys, Executive Editor of Pursuit MagazineExperience an emotional roller coaster ride as April confronts the corruption and ineptitude that plague our broken justice system, unearthing the evidence that she hopes will set her clients free. Visit the author's website to learn more and share your stories: AprilHiguera.com. April takes you on a backdoor ride of the unsung hero as the investigator who deserves the credit for solving crimes and releasing criminally charged innocent men. This book serves all folks involved in the criminal justice system. - Mary Lou Wilson, Esq., Post-Conviction Attorney. Every serious criminal justice major should read this book in order to fully understand their ethical responsibility to their oath of office, the devastating impact faulty investigative assumptions can produce within the legal system, and how justice is truly administered and served by tenacity and determination. - Jorey Krawczyn, U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

Law Man

My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption
Author: Shon Hopwood
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307887839
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 308
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Traces how the author, a Navy veteran, committed five bank robberies and spent years in prison before he rallied with the support of family and friends and learned savvy legal skills, allowing him to build a promising life as a free man.

The Defense is Ready

My Life in Crime
Author: Leslie Abramson,Richard Flaste
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671023263
Category: Law
Page: 314
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The memoir of the noted defense attorney offers insight into the machinations of the criminal justice system and some of the notorious cases in which she has been involved

The Run of His Life

The People V. O. J. Simpson
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 081298854X
Category: History
Page: 496
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An eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the "crime of the century" and the legal proceedings that followed sheds new light on the arrest and trial of O. J. Simpson, the evidence in the case, and the role of the prosecution and defense. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

The Search for Justice

A Defense Attorney's Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case
Author: Robert L Shapiro
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446570077
Category: True Crime
Page: 363
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You watched The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now read the explosive inside story in this behind-the-scenes account of the trial. From June 13, 1994, to October 3, 1995, Robert Shapiro stood in the middle of a drama that held millions of Americans in thrall. In this book, the architect of the defense strategy tells the inside story of the O.J. Simpson trial from the beginning. With candor, wit, and compassion, the man who assembled the "dream team" brings to light the details of what has been called "the trial of the century," giving us revealing glimpses of the defendant and the others whose names have become so familiar: Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Marcia Clark, Judge Lance Ito, Chris Darden. Search for Justice deepens our understanding of the role and duty of a defense attorney, the "reasonable doubt" conclusion of the jury, and the place this story occupies in our culture.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct


Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Category: Law
Page: 209
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

In Defense of Women

Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
Author: Nancy Gertner
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807011436
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 249
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Recounts the self-proclaimed outsider lawyer's experiences from her early days as a trial attorney through becoming a U.S. District Court judge.

The Fact of a Body

A Murder and a Memoir
Author: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250080568
Category: True Crime
Page: 336
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"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —The New York Times “A True Crime Masterpiece” – Vogue Entertainment Weekly "Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far Real Simple's Best New Books Guardian Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award Finalist "The Fact of a Body is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding." — Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water and The Girl on the Train "This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes -- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime. But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

Indefensible

One Lawyer's Journey Into the Inferno of American Justice
Author: David Feige
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316156233
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
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With verve and insider know-how, a young lawyer reveals his outrageous and heartbreaking long day's journey into night court.

A Lawyer's Life


Author: Johnnie Cochran,David Fisher
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429972222
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story. Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they've read his whole story. Drawing on Cochran's most intriguing and difficult cases, A Lawyer's Life shows how he's fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer's attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.