Ron Liebman graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1969. He then served as law clerk to the Honorable R. Dorsey Watkins, who became the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Following a short time as an associate with a Baltimore law firm, he was selected as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.
As a federal prosecutor Ron served as counsel for the government in some of the country’s most significant cases, including grand jury investigations and subsequent prosecutions of former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel. For a part of that time he and his colleagues reported directly to the United States Attorney General in Washington, DC.
He re-entered the private practice of law as a partner in a Washington, DC boutique litigation firm. He then spent over two decades as a partner at Patton Boggs, where he specialized in litigation, both domestic and international, and later joined the Washington, DC office of New York based Dewey & LeBoeuf as a partner before leaving the law to devote more of his time to writing.
He is the co-editor of the legal treatise “Testimonial Privileges” (First Edition, McGraw Hill, 1983); the author of the novels “Grand Jury” (Random House/Ballantine books, 1983), “Death by Rodrigo” (Simon & Schuster, 2007), and the non-fiction “Shark Tales—True and Amazing Stories from America’s Lawyers” (Simon & Schuster, 2000). His new novel, the sequel to “Death By Rodrigo”, entitled “Jersey Law” is due to be published by Simon & Schuster in June 2011. He is married to the artist Simma Liebman.