A Tale of Two Lawyers
A Tale of Two Lawyers is a novel that chronicles the professional and personal lives of two Chicago attorneys, Mel Foster and Jerry Sloan, as they follow divergent pathways, beginning as law school roommates and continuing through their colorful, contrasting legal careers. Love and marriages come and go in the progression of their lives, but one woman becomes of key importance in the final confrontation that ends their careers-successfully and happily for one and ignominiously for the other. The author, Barry J. Freeman, a Chicago litigator for over 47 years (now retired), writes from his experience as a participant and observer, exposing the practice of law as it has changed from noble profession to a dog-eat-dog, money-grubbing business, driven by a widespread, flagrant, unethical lawyer/client conflict of interest-hourly billing.
- Paperback | 302 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 24 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Barry Jay Freeman
Barry J. Freeman is a retired Chicago attorney, who now lives in suburban Lincolnshire, Illinois, with his beautiful, curly-haired wife, two face-licking, overindulged dogs, and two love-but-ignore-you cats. He and his wife have improved the world by giving it two female and two male children, who have in turn given them five wonderful grandsons destined to do great things. Since his retirement, the author has published two works of light poetry relating to accompanying photography, and one novel, (And Other Immoral Purposes) prior to this one (A Tale of Two Lawyers). His novels explore the law business, a subject about which he knows well.