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Courtroom Avenger: The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush

by Kurt Chandler American Bar Association (January 07, 2015)

This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big...


by Bruce Allen Murphy Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

“[Murphy’s] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morally….Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century.”...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Ralph J. Temple Akashic Books (January 10, 2012)

The impassioned memoirs from one of America's leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.

John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson Dundurn (September 01, 2003)

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.

Company Man

by John Rizzo Scribner (January 07, 2014)

The “revealing” (The New Yorker) insider history of the CIA from a lawyer with a “front-row seat on the hidden world of intelligence” (The Washington Post). Former CIA director George J. Tenet called...

Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs

by Brian Copeland Hachette Books (July 11, 2006)

Based on the longest-running one-man show in San Francisco history--now coming to Off-Broadway--a hilarious, poignant, and disarming memoir of growing up black in an all-white suburb In 1972, when Brian Copeland...

A Life in the Balance

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair Arcade (March 01, 2012)

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...

The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr.

by Frank Sikora NewSouth Books (August 01, 2007)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led the black drive for civil rights, but the changes he sought came largely in legal opinions issues by federal judges. Foremost of these was Frank Minis Johnson, Jr., of Montgomery,...

Fight Back and Win

by Gloria Allred William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes," Allred has devoted her career...

Bus Ride to Justice (Revised Edition): Changing the System by the System, the Life and Works of Fred Gray

by Fred Gray NewSouth Books (December 01, 2012)

First published in 1995, Bus Ride to Justice, the best-selling autobiography by acclaimed civil rights attorney Fred D. Gray, appears now in a newly revised edition that updates Gray's remarkable career of "destroying...

The Final Days of Alastair Nicholson: Chief Justice Family Court of Australia

by William John Stapleton (April 18, 2013)

Refusing to hide, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Alastair Nicholson, scheduled to appear before an inquiry into family law and child support, entered Australia's Parliament House in Canberra...

Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

by John Thomas Smith Ii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2012)

This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. With a paternal grandfather present...

Mighty Justice

by Katie McCabe, Dovey Johnson Roundtree & Tayari Jones Algonquin Books (November 05, 2019)

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”

—Michelle Obama

In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African...

Little Shoes

by Pamela Everett Skyhorse (May 29, 2018)

In the summer of 1937, with the Depression deep and World War II looming, a California triple murder stunned an already grim nation. After a frantic week-long manhunt for the killer, a suspect emerged, and his...


by Alan Bell & Jan Schlichtmann Skyhorse (April 04, 2017)

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected...

Keeping It Civil

by Margaret Klaw Algonquin Books (September 24, 2013)

Provocative true cases that explore the intersection of our most intimate relationships and the law—and offer a window into how we define a family today.

A woman seeking a divorce has no idea of the family...

The Republic according to John Marshall Harlan

by Linda Przybyszewski The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911) is best known for condemning racial segregation in his dissent from Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, when he declared, "Our Constitution is color-blind." But...

Walter Clark

by Aubrey Lee Brooks The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

In this life of Walter Clark, the author tells of an antebellum boyhood on a Carolina plantation and a long career of involvement in the bitterest sociopolitical battles the state of North Carolina has known,...

Rather His Own Man

by Geoffrey Robertson Biteback Publishing (June 11, 2018)

In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence...


by Eric Sirotkin White Cloud Press (July 04, 2017)

Eric Sirotkin’s Witness speaks to something innate in us all: the desire to feel connected to those around us and to feel our full potential as human beings. This was brought home in Sirotkin’s first meeting...

A Lawyer's Case for Network Marketing

by Pamela Barnum Pamela Barnum (January 23, 2018)

In this groundbreaking new book, former federal prosecutor Pamela Barnum investigates the often-criticized and misunderstood profession of network marketing. She combines insight learned from twenty years in...

Let the Future Begin

by Dennis W. Archer, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan Atkins & Greenspan Writing (December 01, 2017)

LET THE FUTURE BEGIN is the autobiography of Dennis W. Archer, born in Detroit, who rose from humble beginnings in the small town of Cassopolis, Michigan, to become a celebrated attorney, a Michigan Supreme...

TIME Thurgood Marshall: The Visionary

by The Editors of Time Time (October 13, 2017)

As an accomplished civil rights lawyer, then serving as the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall changed the face and course of justice in America, becoming an inspirational...

Eliot Ness

by Paul W. Heimel Cumberland House Publishing (September 20, 2000)

This is the definitive biography of the famous crimefighter, Eliot Ness.

Behind the Hollywood legend portrayed by Robert Stack and Kevin Costner is a fascinating and highly effective lawman whose courage and...

A Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge

by Harry Ognall William Collins (November 02, 2017)

A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall.

For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal...

Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763–98), A Life

by Henry Boylan Gill Books (October 01, 1997)

The definitive short biography of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763–98), the founding father of Irish republicanism

Originally published in 1981 as part of the groundbreaking Gill’s Irish Lives series, Theobald...

Learning from Lord Mackay: Life and Work in Two Kingdoms

by J Cameron Fraser & Sinclair B Ferguson SoS-Books (June 29, 2017)

James Mackay served as Lord Advocate of Scotland (1979-84) and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (1987-97). He is, in the words of a past President of the Law Society of Scotland, "not only an outstanding man...

When There Is No Wind, Row

by Paula N. Singer & Hrehovcik Steve Swallow Lane Publishing (September 28, 2016)

When There Is No Wind, Row tells the story about the remarkable career path Paula N. Singer traveled on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a lawyer. On that journey, social and cultural norms of the...

Johann Jacob Moser and the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation

by Mack Walker The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

As the most learned and eminent public lawyer in Germany, a busy administrator, and a prolific writer, Moser (1701-85) lived and breathed the political order. His correspondence, memoranda, and manuscript autobiography...

Open Season

by Ben Crump Amistad (October 15, 2019)

Genocide—the intent to destroy in whole or in part, a group of people.

TIME's 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

Book Riot's 50 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

As seen on CBS This Morning, award-winning...

Without Precedent

by Anna R. Hayes The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new ground for women...

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

by R. Kent Newmyer The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

The primary founder and guiding spirit of the Harvard Law School and the most prolific publicist of the nineteenth century, Story served as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845. His attitudes...

The People's Advocate

by Daniel Sheehan Counterpoint (September 01, 2013)

The People’s Advocate is the autobiography of American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial...

Raw Life: Cameos of 1890s Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book

by J. Patrick Boyer, Roy McMurtry & Edward L. Greenspan Dundurn (June 30, 2012)

In publishing the human stories behind the late-19th-century cases of Magistrate James Boyer in Bracebridge, Ontario, and Muskoka, his great-grandson J. Patrick Boyer shows that Canadian society hasn't changed...

A Life in the Law

by Mary M. Dunlap & Mary Kay Stein Sunstone Press (January 01, 2015)

In 1949, when attorney Mary M. Dunlap moved her law practice and her young children from urban Denver, Colorado to their new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico she had no idea what was waiting for her, starting...

Fulfilment: Memoirs of a Criminal Court Judge

by David Vanek Dundurn (October 01, 1999)

Soldier, university professor, lawyer, political candidate, and judge: David Vaneks compelling life story is played out in these memoirs.

Another Country, Another Life: Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs

by J. Patrick Boyer Dundurn (March 30, 2013)

Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many hard lives, his escape from each wrapped in deep secrecy. In 1869 he reached Toronto and started his new life with his new wife and his new name. His great-grandson follows that journey,...

A Passion for Justice

by J. Patrick Boyer Blue Butterfly (July 29, 2008)

This richly detailed biography illustrates how a determined Canadian seeking justice created an enduring legacy. Through vigorous battles, Jim McRuer’s passion for justice was translated into laws that daily...

Gorilla and the Bird

by Zack McDermott Little, Brown and Company (September 01, 2017)

A deeply affecting memoir of a young man's fight to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break, with the help of the one person who refuses to give up on him - his mother. Zack McDermott, a 25-year-old...

In the Game: The Highs and Lows of a Trailblazing Trial Lawyer

by Peggy Garrity She Writes Press (August 09, 2016)

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1975-when less than 3 percent of lawyers were women-Peggy Garrity refuses to choose between family and profession, and succeeds at both beyond anything she could have...

Illusion of Justice

by Jerome F. Buting Harper (February 28, 2017)

Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America’s...

Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015

by Julian McPhillips NewSouth Books (March 31, 2016)

Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015 is a memoir by Julian L. McPhillips Jr. In a career stretching over forty-plus years, the Montgomery, Alabama, attorney...

The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court

by James B. Staab Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2006)

The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia explores the similarities in political and constitutional thought between Justice Antonin Scalia and Alexander Hamilton and concludes that Hamilton holds the key...

He Killed Them All

by Jeanine Pirro Gallery Books (November 03, 2015)

Former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro—the “true hero” (New York Post) of the hit HBO documentary series The Jinx—offers the transfixing true story of her tireless fifteen-year investigation into accused murderer...

A Lawyer in Indian Country: A Memoir

by Alvin J. Ziontz & Charles Wilkinson University of Washington Press (March 01, 2011)

In his memoir, Alvin Ziontz reflects on his more than thirty years representing Indian tribes, from a time when Indian law was little known through landmark battles that upheld tribal sovereignty. He discusses...

Happy Hour Is for Amateurs

by Philadelphia Lawyer HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

For some people, happy hour is never enough

This is a book about escape. It's also about laughing gas. And bourbon and dope and sex and mushrooms and every other vice millions of us indulge in to forget our jobs,...

Criminal That I Am

by Jennifer Ridha Scribner (May 12, 2015)

“A gripping read, as fascinating as it is shocking” (New York Journal of Books) by a young lawyer who becomes romantically entangled with convicted drug felon Cameron Douglas—a page-turning journey through...