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Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Legal Fiction books.

1. An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series) (2012)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionA preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery," criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but…
Author(s): Scott Pratt

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionHe’s vowed to right the wrongs that killed his father. But this courtroom battle could be the death of him.Lucius White’s father died in prison because a prosecutor didn’t play by the rules. Determined to keep the past from repeating itself, the criminal defense attorney works relentlessly to protect his clients from overzealous prosecutors. When his old friend, hospital CEO Martin Bower, is charged with embezzling millions of dollars, White goes into battle against an ambitious, unethical U.S. Attorney.As White and his computer wizard investigator pull at the…
Author(s): Alan P. Woodruff

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionLaw professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the…
Author(s): Robert Bailey

4. The Unbidden Truth (A Barbara Holloway Novel) (2005)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Unbidden Truth by Kate Wilhelm released on Sep 27, 2005 is available now for purchase….
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm

5. Without Precedent (2019)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionMatthew Daley is a Manhattan corporate lawyer at the top of his game. As the first defense attorney on call to get pharmaceutical companies out of trouble, Matt is rising in the judicial system exactly as he planned. Until his sister dies of a heroin overdose.Now, torn between conscience and career, the newly minted law partner faces a critical choice: defend the very companies that manufactured the addictive drugs, or give up his fiancée and his hard-won dream job to fight for justice in his sister’s name.Returning to his blue-collar hometown with a…
Author(s): J. D. Trafford

6. DEAD OR ALIVE a totally addictive thriller with a breathtaking twist (2019)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionA HEART-POUNDING CRIME THRILLER WITH A STUNNING TWIST A hurricane is due to hit Florida hard. Surprised by neighbors, the burglars kill two people . . . and seven-year-old girl, Lemon Madras disappears. is taken off suspension and brought in to find her. Selected for his street smarts and toughness, Tom gets But why was the home targeted in the first place and why does no one seem very concerned with the girl’s safety? Perfect for fans of “A chilling mystery with which will keep you guessing until the very end.” Barbara“ and didn’t let go until the last.” Gail“A ” Lesley“This book has one of…
Author(s): T.J. BREARTON

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionA significant trial looms. The two lawyers and the judge all have major reasons to worry: Jeri Richards, a newbie judge, is presiding over her first trial concerned she is too inexperienced to handle it. Mike Reigert, the plaintiff’s attorney, must try his biggest case because his client refuses the department store’s huge settlement offers—just to make sure that what they did to her won’t ever happen to anyone else. The company’s attorney, Jack Rogers, is told that he must win this trial or face banishment from his law firm.If that weren’t enough, the…
Author(s): James Rosenberg, Henderson Elli, Matt

8. Codes, Regulations, and Standards in Interior Design (2011)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionCodes, Regulations, and Standards in Interior Design shows interior design students and practitioners how to make the incorporation of code requirements an integral part of their design process. The text develops a clear understanding of the reasons for, the history of, the meaning and application of, and the enforcement of applicable codes, regulations, and standards to real problems in Interior Design. Hurt instills in students that codes, regulations, and standards are not “necessary evils”, but are there to assist them as designers in understanding and applying the principles of life safety…
Author(s): Samuel L. Hurt

9. A Woman of Fortune (Texas Gold Collection) (2019)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionYou never know what you’re really made of until you lose everything.Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream—designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must maneuver incredible odds to save her family—and discover a life worth living.Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping…
Author(s): Coates Gilbert, Kellie

10. The Finishing School (2007)

 Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate CollectionMichele Martinez, author of the critically acclaimed Most Wanted, which USA Today called “a breakout,” brings back savvy, sexy federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas in a new case that pits her against a very clever, very scary killerIn a glittering penthouse high above Park Avenue, two beautiful teenagers, students at an exclusive Manhattan girls’ school, lie dead under suspicious circumstances. Feeling pressure from the top to solve the high-profile case fast, Melanie breaks all the rules and goes undercover. Teamed with Dan O’Reilly, a hard-to-resist FBI agent with a talent for making her pulse race, Melanie embarks on a wild chase…
Author(s): Michele Martinez

Best Legal Fiction Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some legal fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Fiction and the Languages of Law: Understanding Contemporary Legal Discourse

Author(s): Karen Petroski
ID: 2326865, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice

Author(s): Maksymilian Del Mar, William Twining (eds.)
ID: 1334104, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Poetic Justice and Legal Fictions

Author(s): Jonathan Kertzer
ID: 400511, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2010, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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