THE LAWYER

ROBERT B. FRENCH, JR.

This is an autobiographical series of comical and unusual events occurring in the country practice of law. The experiences can be authenticated by court records. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The Bank of Menlo, Georgia was robbed; the manhunt in the Boots did happen; the ashes were preserved; Calvin did drive the beetle; and the TV thief from Indiana did steal 72 television sets. Fact gathering and trial work are the main topics involved. Each presentation contains a unique and unexpected twist that renders the details not only interesting but also very funny.

THE LAWYER

This is an autobiographical series of comical and unusual events occurring in the country practice of law. The experiences can be authenticated by court records. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The Bank of Menlo, Georgia was robbed; the manhunt in the Boots did happen; the ashes were preserved; Calvin did drive the beetle; and the TV thief from Indiana did steal 72 television sets. Fact gathering and trial work are the main topics involved. Each presentation contains a unique and unexpected twist that renders the details not only interesting but also very funny.

REVIEWS

You might think reading a 600+ page book is a daunting task. But reading it is not so much like reading a book . It’s more like having a drink with an engaging pal you haven’t seen in a long time at a congeniel neighborhood bar. After a while, you look at your watch and realize- you’ve been there way longer than you intended, you’re late for dinner, you’ve missed the kid’s baseball game and the wife’ll be pissed. But somehow, you don’t care because you had a great time.

Like all really good trial lawyers, French is a natural story teller. Forget Grisham, French’s, The Lawyer rings with an Elmore Leonard/Coen Brothers (Fargo;Blood Simple) vibe. When you finish it, you’ll wish it were way longer.

MIKE BURREL

5 STARS, Not long enough

Old lawyers are like old fishermen. They can weave tales about what they have done as long as they have someone to listen. Every lawyer has war stories about their cases and they are always fun to hear. You will not be disappointed with these stories of his practice that go back over 50 years. You not only get a sense of the unusual people who live in this part of the south you can visualize what it must be like to live in an area that has not changed much over his lifetime. Think “Deliverance”.

James A. Holliman

5 STARS, Old lawyers are like old fishermen

If you grew up in a small county seat town, you will love this book and can imagine people you knew as the characters. If you grew up in a big city, you can be assured that characters like this really do exist. In either case, this is a great read. Do not let the 600+ pages scare you off. You will not want to put it down, I promise.

Mary Charles Blair

5 STARS, You will love this book and can imagine people you knew as ...

I could not put this book down, I laughed out loud making my family want to read it that much more, and I shed a few tears. It is so entertaining and I learned a few of the cunning, ( but legal) ways of not so beloved lawyers!

Anita

5 STARS, Entertaining

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This is an autobiographical series of comical and unusual events occurring in the country practice of law. The experiences can be authenticated by court records. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The Bank of Menlo, Georgia was robbed; the manhunt in the Boots did happen; the ashes were preserved; Calvin did drive the beetle; and the TV thief from Indiana did steal 72 television sets. Fact gathering and trial work are the main topics involved. Each presentation contains a unique and unexpected twist that renders the details not only interesting but also very funny.In Alabama, being a Republican meant being punished for my politics. Out of law school less than 30 days, I had been forced to represent a member of the Klu Klux Klan in one of the worst racially motivated, gang rape, capital cases in Alabama history and now would be forced to represent the killer, Neelley’s 18-year-old wife, Judith Ann.  Neelley was my 17th murder or rape case at my personal expense.

This is an autobiographical series of comical and unusual events occurring in the country practice of law. The experiences can be authenticated by court records. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The Bank of Menlo, Georgia was robbed; the manhunt in the Boots did happen; the ashes were preserved; Calvin did drive the beetle; and the TV thief from Indiana did steal 72 television sets. Fact gathering and trial work are the main topics involved. Each presentation contains a unique and unexpected twist that renders the details not only interesting but also very funny.In Alabama, being a Republican meant being punished for my politics. Out of law school less than 30 days, I had been forced to represent a member of the Klu Klux Klan in one of the worst racially motivated, gang rape, capital cases in Alabama history and now would be forced to represent the killer, Neelley’s 18-year-old wife, Judith Ann.  Neelley was my 17th murder or rape case at my personal expense.