Sunday, March 04, 2007

Book by Courtroom Artist About Rebel Lawyer

My good friend Paulette Frankl, a courtroom artist, has penned a quintessential biography titled LUST FOR JUSTICE about J. Tony Serra, a civil rights attorney who has been named one of the greatest trial lawyers in the country.

I met Paulette during the first Ted Binion murder trial when she sat, day after day, sketching in court, and again during the retrial in the case against Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish, when Serra represented Tabish and essentially was responsible for their ultimate acquittals.

It was something to see Serra in action and, about as simplistic as a trial lawyer can be, tear down the prosecution's case. Paulette, who has an artist's studio in Santa Fe, N.M., has captured, in her words and sketchings, Serra both in and out of the courtroom. LUST FOR JUSTICE: J. Tony Serra, A Radical Lawyer in Perilous Times is expected to be published by sometime in 2009. I'll keep you posted.

Other links: Cover Story PauletteFrankl Homepage

1 comment:

Jules said...

Dear Cathy,

the e-mailing link on your other page doesnt work at the moment so I just sent you this comment. I wanted to ask you if I am allowed to translate your book about Tupac Shakur. I am a 17 year old girl from southern Germany and I always ask the authors of books before translating them. I loved the book so much after reading it so I read it three times again and now want my parents and friends to read what you wrote down. Your book is the best one I could find for a long time.

Please send me an e-mail to

Kind regards from one of your fans from Germany!
Plz dont quit writing such awesome books.