Movie Review Flashback- The Guilty (2000)

Anthony Waller directs the 2000 crime film ‘The Guilty,’ released through J&M Entertainment. It was produced by Thomas Hedman and Lisa Richardson with William Davies and Simon Burke serving as writers. Callum Crane (Bill Pullman) is a shark attorney who is up for a federal judgeship, but days before he gets the news, he rapes…

Movie Review Flashback- The Rainmaker (1997)

‘The Rainmaker’ is a 1997 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola who also wrote the screenplay based on the fictional legal thriller of the same name by John Grisham. Though it was released by Paramount Pictures, it was produced by American Zoetrope and Constellation Films. Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) is a young law student who…

Movie Review Flashback- The Client

The Client is a 1994 film directed by  Joel Schumacher and is based on the novel by the same name by legal thriller novelist John Grisham. It stars Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, Anthony Edwards, Ossie Davis, and others. Eleven year old Mark Sway meets a suicidal lawyer in the woods outside of Memphis. The lawyer confesses that…

My Favorite TV Lawyers

I know lawyers personally. We tend to think of them as slimy or as hustlers. Most of the ones I know, they are clever and intelligent, but slimy, definitely not. However, television loves to exaggerate or make them overly heroic. Some of these TV lawyers are very eccentric in their thinking and shrewd, and yes, some are…

Interview with novelist Michelle Griep

  March 2016 is Women’s Appreciation Month! Most of you know I am editing my own novel, so I was excited when one of my favorite novelists, Michelle Griep, author of Brentwood’s Ward and Gallimore, agreed to participate in an email questionnaire with me. You can check out her official website at michellegriep.com and her…