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How To Get Sued


How to Get Sued: An Instructional Guide

American readers have an almost insatiable appetite for all things legal. This is evidenced by the popularity of authors such as John Grisham and Scott Turow, as well as tie-in novels based on popular courtroom television dramas such as "Boston Legal," "CSI," and "Law & Order."

Attorney and blogger J. Craig Williams taps into that appetite in How to Get Sued©; , a witty look at the American court system. Aimed at the attorney or intelligent casual reader seeking some light diversion, this satirical how-to is sophisticated enough to appeal to the average reader who enjoys sharp wit and some of the more bizarre twists the legal system takes without covering the humor with a thick layer of obscure jargon. It also, though, is helpful while being clever—and it tackles a subject that many pundits like to rail against: namely, our litigious society. Published by Kaplan Publishing, the 272-page hardcover book is available online and at major bookstores.

From the top 10 ways to get sued to the unwritten rules for dealing with judges, author J. Craig Williams shines an irreverent light on America’s court system.

The author of the popular blog "May It Please the Court®," Williams puts together an entertaining, accessible take on the world of litigation. Readers will walk away amused and enlightened, and with a better view of what the world of litigation is really like in America’s courtrooms.

As Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski writes in the book's foreword, "There's a certain schadenfreude aspect to reading the cases J. Craig Williams has collected. But it's not just the misfortune of others that is chronicled here, but also their very human weaknesses and foibles -- and their hysterical efforts to overcome them once they get trapped inside the litigation machine. Just as it’s hard to avert your eyes from a train wreck, it’s very difficult to put down a book that repeatedly illustrates not only how easily one can be swept into the sausage factory, but how hilariously difficult and Byzantine things can become once there."

About the Author: J. Craig Williams

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J. Craig Williams (Newport Beach, CA) is the founding member of WLF | The Williams Lindberg Law Firm, PC. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, with emphasis on environmental, real estate, land use, and technology matters. Mr. Williams is creator of the popular blog "May It Please the Court®", which gets more than 13,000 hits daily and is a three-time award winner from the Los Angeles Press Club. His views also are featured on Legal Talk Network, where he is a co-host on "Lawyer2Lawyer." >>read more

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Book Specs:

ISBN: 978-1-4277-9771-1
June 2008, Kaplan Publishing
Hardcover 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, ~272 pages
$22.00 US
National Publicity Campaign - tv, print, radio, online;
Contact: Tim Brazier, Director of Publicity/Kaplan Publishing, telephone: 212-618-2432