In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled Into a Criminal Trial

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4.82 X 0.65 X 7.3 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author

Thomas Geoghegan is a practicing attorney and the author of several books, including In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled into a Criminal Trial, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Which Side Are You On?: Trying to Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back, See You in Court: How the Right Made America a Lawsuit Nation, and Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life, all published by The New Press. He has written for The Nation, the New York Times, and Harper's. He lives in Chicago.


"[Thomas Geoghegan] possesses a felicitous writing style that can marry anecdote and analysis." β€”The New York Times Book Review

"Geoghegan's insouciant style makes fresh the ins and outs of an attorney's day and the way lawyers handle each other and judges. . . . A letter to young law-school grads seeking to change the world." β€”Kirkus Reviews

"Geoghegan writes with endearing verve and worldly good humor even when bemoaning what he regards as the worst excesses of the criminal justice system. . . . What most enlivens the book, however, is a passion for justice that is found in precious few attorneys in America today." β€”Jonathan Kirsch, The Washington Post Book Review