The Street Lawyer
Published: 1998
Publisher: Century

Synopsis:

Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.

But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.

The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.

And a thief.


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Films of The Street Lawyer


2003The Street Lawyer 7.5

"The Street Lawyer," based on John Grisham's book about an attorney who leaves his high-priced firm to work for the less fortunate.

60mDirector: Paris BarclayWriter: John Grisham (characters), Brian Koppelman, David LevienActors: Eddie Cibrian, Mario Van Peebles, KaDee Strickland, James Le GrosLanguage: EnglishGenre: DramaFormat: movieUSA