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Lisa Scottoline, a former lawyer, is the author of eleven hugely popular legal thrillers, all of which draw on her experience as a trial lawyer as well as her judicial clerkships in the state and federal justice systems. Scottoline attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating cum laude in 1981, and clerked for a state appellate judge in Pennsylvania. After the clerkship, she was a litigator at the prestigious law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia. With the birth of a baby coinciding with the end of her marriage, Scottoline decided to give up the law to raise her new daughter. She then decided it was do-or-die-trying time to become a novelist. She wrote while her infant slept, basing her first novel on her experiences as a lawyer in a large Philly law firm. It took three years to write her first book (her baby didn't sleep much!) and by the time it was finished, her daughter was already in school and she had five maxed-out credit cards. Debt-ridden, Lisa took a part-time job clerking for a federal appellate judge. No more than a week later, her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went was bought by HarperCollins' editor Carolyn Marino.

 

Bibliography

 

Everywhere That Mary Went
Final Appeal
Running From the Law
Legal Tender
Rough Justice
Mistaken Identity
Moment of Truth
The Vendetta Defense
Courting Trouble
Dead Ringer
Killer Smile
Devil's Corner

 

Links

 

Lisa Scottoline Website