To Kill a Mockingbird, Anatomy of a Murder, Presumed Innocent, The Firm. Most legal fiction top 10 lists include one or more of these recognizable titles. But what about more recent fare? After all, it’s been more than 55 years since Harper Lee introduced us to Atticus, and more than 25 years since the name “Grisham” became synonymous with the legal thriller.
To compile a more recent collection, I enlisted the help of some fellow lawyer-authors—10 of the best in the business—to identify their favorite law novels published in the past 10 years. Their top 10 includes some interesting picks—stories of law and justice, family and loss, morality and greed. You’ll find crime and murder novels, a historical novel and even one with a Marvel superhero. And, of course, you’ll find John Grisham.
Attribution: Gallery text written by Anthony Franze; gallery slides created by Jerry Lee.