“There are no doubt more qualified lawyers around here. Most probably across the river in Philadelphia. But know what? Me and Mickie have got them scratching their heads. They’re thinking, How come those two guys keep winning their cases?”
—from chapter two of Jersey Law
Not since The Sopranos has the underbelly of the state of New Jersey been brought so vividly to life.
Meet Mickie and Junne. That’s Mickie Mezzonatti and Junior “Junne” Salerno of Camden, New Jersey, a lovable pair of cops-turned-attorneys who defend and corral New Jersey’s worst of the worst.
Set in the streets and courtrooms of Camden, Jersey Law is the story of Junne and Mickie’s attempts to spring longtime client Slippery Williams, a charismatic drug lord who rules the local underworld from jail. Junne and Mickie owe Slippery big time. He once saved their lives—literally—after a previous client tried to have our heroes murdered. But this case turns out to be much more complicated and far more perilous than Junne and Mickie imagined, and, once again, they’ll be lucky if they survive to hear the verdict.
Dark, witty and fast, Jersey Law is a juicy, cinematic thriller that will enthrall readers until the very last page.
Death by Rodrigo
When El Salvadoran crime boss Rodrigo Gonzalez is finally nabbed in Camden, New Jersey, for high-volume drug trafficking, he hires criminal defense attorneys Mickie Mezzonatti and Salvatore “Junne” Salerno, Jr. He’s been told they’re the best and that, as former Camden police officers, they know all the blind spots and loopholes (read: the ins and outs) of the local courts. All Rodrigo asks of Junne and Mickie is that they get him out on bond, so he can jump bail and escape back to the comforts of ElSalvador. Problem is, judge denies bail. Soon Mezzonatti and Salerno are receiving a few unwelcome guests – friends of Rodrigo – asking questions. And the boys need answers, fast…
Carl Hiaasen meets Steven Bochco. A fun and flashy first novel feature two New Jersery cops-turned-attorneys, their demanding drug lord client, and a surprizing twist.
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Shark Tales -
True (and amazing) stories from America’s lawyers
Ron Liebman assembles a wise, witty, and impressively revealing collection of all-true stories by and about lawyers. By asking friends and colleagues for their favorite story-the one that they love to tell over and over-as well as randomly writing letters to firms across the country, Liebman was able to compile a series of stories that runs the gamut of legal and life experiences. Stories move from the conferencing that occurs behind closed chamber doors to the dramatic developments in the courtroom, from the smallest, backwater law offices right on up to the Supreme Court. Removing the mystique that continues to surround the law, and busting the stereotypes that make lawyers the butt of some nasty jokes, these tales show lawyers to be as diverse and interesting a group as the people they represent-funny, fallible, and all too human.
“Put a bunch of lawyers together in a relaxed atmosphere,” Liebman says, “and sooner or later we start swapping stories of our experiences. Not the stuff that’s confidential and privileged, but the truly funny, interesting, and on occasion heartfelt things that happen. . .”
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