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Dale E. Manolakas

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Author of Bestselling Legal Thrillers

It was author Ray Bradbury's friendship and encouragement that finally inspired Dale E. Manolakas to pursue writing as a career.

Dale E. Manolakas earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the California Bar, had the privilege of clerking for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, and an Administrative Law Judge. She is a also a member of both Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

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