30 Lawyers, 30 Books: Sam Adam Jr.
Sam Adam Jr.
Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen and Haskel Frankel
Sam Adam Jr. is a defense attorney and sole practitioner in Chicago. In recent years he has represented such high-profile clients as vocalist R. Kelly and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich—often teamed with his father, Sam Adam Sr.
“Respect For Acting taught me how to look inside yourself and bring out those things that other people see, or want to see, to take a look at a character and understand who that character is in order to become that person. That’s what a whole lot of trials are about—preconceived notions about who you are, and who your client is. You can quickly sum up who the audience wants you to be.”
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