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Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer: A Memoir

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A successful former defense attorney exposes the raw truth about the courtroom "game" and a career spent defending the guilty
As an advocate for the accused in Newark, New Jersey, criminal lawyer Seymour Wishman defended a vast array of clients, from burglars and thieves to rapists and murderers. Many of them were poor and undereducated, and nearly all of them were guilty.
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Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 2013)
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Quick but deeply insightful read. The hard edge criminal defense attorneys develop is strikingly similar to the one emergency room personnel have. There were a few moments where I laughed out loud, but mostly this was a disquieting view of my spouse- a former criminal defense lawyer.
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Seymour Wishman is a legal expert, novelist, playwright, and nonfiction author. Wishman graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 1965 and went on to be an assistant prosecutor in Essex County, a criminal and civil rights lawyer in New York and New Jersey, and a deputy assistant to US President Carter in the Office of Public Liaison. In 1984, he became president of First Run Features. Wishman is the ...more
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