Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Fun: New novels by lawyers about lawyers

For your reading pleasure Vivia Chen at the Careerist blog has compiled a list of new books written by lawyers cum novelists.  Perhaps there's something on this list to tickle your fancy:

1. Godsent by Richard Burton, an in-house attorney with Landmark Management Group in Plano, Texas. (He also practiced at Bickel & Brewer.) TexParte Blog says it's a "thriller about the Son of God coming to earth in the modern time." Okay.

2. Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman. (About life in a big firm.) 

3. Guilt by Association and Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark (yes, that Marcia Clark).

4. Terminal Ambition by Kate McGuinness, a former partner at an Am Law 100 firm and GC of a Fortune 500 company. It's about Big Law and politics. Susan Estrich and Steven Harper liked it.

5.  Attorney-Client Privilege by Pamela Samuels Young, a former O'Melveny & Myers associate and in-house counsel at several companies.

6. The Floater  by Sheryl Sorrentino, a solo practioner.


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I can add another novel, a satire about life at a big firm titled Up Front from Behind. It's available through Amazon and at publisher's website:

Posted by: James B. Kobak, Jr. | Dec 9, 2012 7:16:13 AM

Having grown up almost my entire life in Plano, I can see how a book like this might emerge there of all places.

Posted by: Jacob | Oct 28, 2012 7:12:50 PM

I read the Godsent novel by Richard Burton. I have to admit it was incredible. There is no other story like it which is one huge reason I loved it. Very original plot. And the website says a movie deal has been cut for it. That doesnt surprise me - - it reads like a movie. Huge thumbs up!

Posted by: Steve | Oct 26, 2012 4:59:48 PM

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