A dirty lawyer's dirty tale . . .
- Fallen: Confessions of a Disbarred Lawyer
A new eBook from Lost Light Books.
Did you ever see the Abel Ferrara movie
"Bad Lieutenant," with Harvey Keitel?
It's about a NY cop on the edge of annihilating
himself, whose behavior and character
have so deteriorated that it is unclear that
redemption is even possible.
One might well call this book, which purports
to be an anonymous memoir, "Bad Attorney."
Only it's not fiction, and at the end of the book
no gesture of redemption seems forthcoming.
But it's a mesmerizing read. The author begins
his tale by describing a single lawsuit over a
fall from a horse in which he was never able
to bring himself to file the papers necessary
to go to court. He goes on from there to
recount in affecting detail his grossly incom-
petent law practice, his systematic deceit of
clients, the day-trading habit that he embezzled
money from clients in order to support, and
his eventual disbarment.