The Shadow of Justice - NEW from the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association

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The Shadow of Justice - NEW from the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association

Raves for The Shadow of Justice

"Miami is to criminal law what Oz was to Dorothy and Toto. From the glitter to the grit, nobody knows the place better than Milt Hirsch, and it all shines through in The Shadow of Justice." -- Carl Hiaasen, author of Sick Puppy and Basket Case

"Shadow of Justice is great stuff-a page-turner of a murder mystery, and a wickedly funny send-up of the justice system's failings. If you love a good trial, a good laugh, or just a plain good read, look no further than Hirsch's wonderful tale of Miami lawyers at their best (and worst)." -- Barry Scheck, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University, and co-author of Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right

 
For the first time in its 126-year history, the American Bar Association, through the Criminal Justice Section, has published a work of fiction, The Shadow of Justice. The story provides a realistic view of the inner workings of the criminal justice system through the eyes of protagonist Circuit Court Judge Clark Addison - as seen by noted Miami criminal defense attorney Milton Hirsch.

Awakened one morning and informed that one of his oldest friends has shot and killed his family and himself, Judge Addison has little time to react. Soon after, he is on the bench, facing another of his oldest friends, Jack Sheridan, now a defense attorney trying a case in Addison's court. Over the course of the next week, Addison describes his trial and, in flashbacks, traces his intertwined relationships in a search for meaning, a search for truth, and a search for justice.

This novel is the first in a series, "Great Stories by Great Lawyers," to be published by the ABA. The series will feature new novels by the people who know best how the legal system really works: practicing lawyers and judges.

About the Author - Milton Hirsch

Milt Hirsch, Author of The Shadow of Justice -- NEW from the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar AssociationMilton Hirsch, a Miami attorney at the firm of Milton Hirsch PLLC, has handled some of Miami's most notorious and controversial criminal cases. His acquittal of former Los Angeles Dodger/St. Louis Cardinal All-Star Pedro Guerrero on federal narcotics charges prompted the sports editor of the New York Post to write: "When the time comes that I finally snap, someone please contact attorney Milton Hirsch to represent me."

After receiving his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Milt joined the Office of the State Attorney in Miami-Dade County Florida, and rose to assistant chief of narcotics prosecution, then entered private practice. Milt has been a prolific author, publishing principally on the subjects of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, and his Hirsch's Florida Criminal Trial Procedure is the leading treatise of its kind in Florida.

Milt is named in The Best Lawyers in America, is listed as one of South Florida's top lawyers in Miami Metro Magazine, and is a past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami chapter.

Contact Information:

Milton Hirsch
Milton Hirsch PLLC
Two Datran Center, Suite 1200
9130 South Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-0077

About the Publisher - The American Bar Association

The Shadow of Justice is the first novel in the new series, "Great Stories by Great Lawyers."

The American Bar Association is the world's largest professional membership association, with over 400,000 members, and represents the more than a million attorneys practicing law in the U.S. today. ABA Publishing, the publishing arm of the ABA, publishes approximately 100 new titles each year, primarily practical legal handbooks useful to practicing attorneys and judges.

The Criminal Justice Section of the ABA (CJS) has over 9,000 members, including prosecutors, private defense counsel, appellate and trial judges, law professors, correctional and law enforcement personnel, law students, public defenders, and other criminal justice professionals. The CJS takes primary responsibility for the ABA's work on solutions to issues involving crime, criminal law, and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice. The CJS plays an active leadership role in bringing the views of the ABA to the attention of federal and state courts, Congress, and other federal and state judicial, legislative, and executive policy-making bodies. The CJS also serves as a resource to its members on issues in the forefront of change in the criminal justice arena.

The CJS primarily produces practical handbooks for practicing criminal attorneys, but with The Shadow of Justice, it inaugurates its fiction series, "Great Stories by Great Lawyers." This series is intended to further the mission of educating the public about the inner workings of the country's criminal justice system.