[Note: The poets whose bios appear
on this page are practicing lawyers, or obtained their law degree and pursued other interests.]
L. Ward Abel
L. Ward Abel composes music, poetry and law. He is a member of the music group, Abel, Rawls, and Hayes, and has recorded several
CDs of music. Abel is the author of Peach Box and Verge (Little Poem Press,
2003), Jonesing For Byzantium (UK Authors Press, 2006), The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008), Torn Sky Bleeding Blue (erbacce-Press, 2010), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012), Cousins Over Colder Fields (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and Roseorange (Flutter Press, 2013). Abel obtained his J.D. in 1986 from
Mercer and practiced law for some 22 years. lives in rural Georgia. ["Alone"] ["The
Past Ends Now" and "The Big House"] ["Gather
S.M. Abeles lives and writes in Washington, DC.
Susan Abraham was born in 1955, received a B.A. in English from Oberlin
College in 1977, a law degree from Rutgers University in 1983 and
an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers in 1990.
Her poetry has appeared in various journals, including Paris
Review, Poetry, Denver Quarterly and Tikkun.
She worked as a criminal defense lawyer for over fifteen years,
graded bar exams and represented plaintiffs in employment discrimination
cases. Abraham now teaches at New York Law School.
Nancy Abrams is a Santa Cruz, California poet, singer, songwriter,
and lawyer. She is also a lecturer at University of California,
Seth D. Abramson
Seth Abramson is a graduate of Dartmouth (1998) and obtained his
J.D. from Harvard Law School (2001). His poems have appeared in
a various journals, including The Alsop Review and The
Antioch Review. Abramson, along with Virginia M. Heatter, founded
The New Hampshire Review, a quarterly journal of poetry,
published at Nashua, New Hampshire. [Wikipedia]
[The Suburban Ecstasies:
Seth Abramson's blog]
Stephen Ackerman is a lawyer in the New York City Law Department. His poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Antioch Review, Columbia Review, Boulevard, Mudfish, Seneca Review, and upstreet.
Lourdes E. Acevedo
Lourdes Acevedo was formerly an attorney representing domestic violence survivors. She obtained her J.D. from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and is reputedly working on a novel based on her experiences as an attorney, as well as a chapbook of poems. She resides in San Diego.
Stephen Ackerman is an attorney for the the New York City Law Department. He lives in Beekman, New York. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2010, Boulevard, Mudfish, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Upstreet, Antioch Review, Columbia Review, Seneca Review, and Salamander.
Harry A. Ackley
Harry Ackley was born in 1924. He obtained his B.A. degree from Texas Arts & Industries University, and his LL.B. from the McGeorge College of Law in 1955.
He has served as Deputy District Attorney, Chief Criminal Deputy
District Attorney, and District Attorney of Yolo County, California.
From 1976 to 1991, he served as Yolo county Judge of the Superior
Court. Judge Ackley has served as a volunteer attorney for the American
Civil Liberties Union and is a life member of the NAACP. He is also
a published poet.
John Acuff is a Cookesville, Tennessee lawyer. He obtained his B.A. in 1962 from David Lipscomb College, and his J.D. in 1969 from Vanderbilt University. He was admitted to practice in 1969. Acuff
was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 20, 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1962-1966, and after graduation from law school was
law clerk to Honorable Harry Phillips, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1969-1970.
Steven R. Adams
Steve Adams, a native of Quincy, Illinois, was born in 1965.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky
and his law degree from the Salmon Chase College of Law at Northern
Kentucky University. He practices law in Cincinnati, Ohio. [Steven
Erin Agee is an Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources and Environment Section of the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
Veronica Mary Ahern
Keith Ainsworth was born in 1965, educated at Tufts University,
and received his law degree from the University of Miami. He is
an environmental attorney and author of two collections of poetry,
The Courage of Intimacy (Open Books, 2008) and The Loyal
Opposition (Open Books, 2010). Ainsworth resides in Hartford,
Joy Al-Sofi practiced law in Texas and Oregon and moved to Hong to teach English. Her poems have been published in The Asia Literary Review, Rain City Review, Oregon Poets Against the War, and The Portland Alliance newspaper
Stanley Alari is a Huntington Beach, California lawyer and a
[source: Denver Post, Jan. 10, 1990]
Dorothy Alexander is a retired attorney, poet and publisher.
She was born in western Oklahoma and raised in Roger Mills County
where she and her family now live. She has published four books
of poetry: The Dust Bowl Revisited (Village Books Press, 2002), Borrowed Dust,
Rough Drafts, Lessons From an Oklahoma Girlhood (Village Books Press, 2008). Alexander practiced law in western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle
for over thirty-five years. She currently serves as municipal judge
for the towns of Sayre and Erick in Beckham County.
Iris Alkalay was born in Afula, Israel, in 1963 and emigrated
to the United States in 1965. Her father was Bugarian-born, of Turkish
and Bulgarian parents; her Mother was Argentinian-born, of Ukrainian
parents, and her family spent summers in Argentina. Alkalay graduated
from Brandeis University in 1985 and from Suffolk University Law
School in 1988. She is a flutist and has played with
various orchestras and chamber groups. Her first job as a lawyer
was with Professor Stephen Hicks working on the Sixth Edition of
Black's Law Dictionary. She worked as a criminal defense lawyer
for several years and then concentrated her practice on criminal
appeals. She occasionally works as a Spanish translator.
Alkalay took a decade long leave from the practice
of law to raise her two sons. She is the author of a short memoir
titled My Father's Three Bulgarias. Her poetry has appeared in
Free Verse and 2River View.
Alkalay resides near Boston.
Teresa Allen obtained her J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 1994.
Wayne R. Allen
is Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Georgia General Assembly. He received his undergraduate degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia in 1979. He worked for several years as a manager in private forest industry, then returned to law school to obtain his J.D. degree from Georgia in 1992. After law school, he clerked in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Nelson G. Alston
Nelson G. Alston, an African American poet/activist is the author of a collection of poetry
entitled A Time for Glory and Hate: The American Civil Rights
Movement (Denver: Alpha N Press, 1993). At one time, he was a trial attorney
with the EEOC in Denver, Colorado.
Alston was born in 1946, obtained his B.A. from Howard
University, his J.D. from the University of Michigan, and was admitted
to practice in 1972. He has devoted his professional career to the
enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its subsequent amendments.
Alston is also a playwright and actor.
Tracy C. Alston
Tracy Alston's work has appeared in various publications. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Louis N. Altman
Louis Altman is a graduate of New York University and a
practicing attorney. In 2005, he read one of his poem's for the
closing of the Ariel Bookstore in New Paltz.
Dan Anderson does felony defense work for the office of the Pima County Legal Defender, in Tucson, Arizona. He received his MFA and J.D. degrees from the University of Arizona. Anderson was a full time freelance writer for a decade and a half. He co-authored Surviving Bankruptcy (Prentice-Hall, 1992) and is the pseudonymous author of the Hardy Boys mystery, The Desert Thieves (1996). He tells us, "I published many interesting articles on such topics as RV bathroom technology, marketing strategies for motivational speakers, and the effects of gardening chemicals." It was the fear of his children going hungry, he says, that drove him to the practice of law. In recent years, he has been working on a novel while waiting for his clients to be brought to him at the county jail. Someday, with his public defender pension, he expects "to become a real writer and poet again."
Laura I. Appleman
Laura Appleman is a professor of law at Willamette University.
Steve April is the author of Poet in California (Barberry, 1992).
Angelica Aquino is a lawyer, poet and community activist. Her legal
work is in the field of immigration, labor, women's reproductive
rights, and health issues in minority communities. She conducts
poetry readings relating to women issues and Dominican art & culture
Peter Arcese is co-founder and president of Athanata Arts, Ltd., an independent publishing and production company, and is a practicing trusts and estates attorney. Arcese also teaches literature at NYU and performing poetry at HB Studio in Manhattan. He has translated Aeschylus' Agamemnon into English syllabic verse, as well as fragments of Sappho. His original poetry most recently appeared in New York Quarterly.
Atom Ariola lives in the Southwest where he writes and practices law. His work has appeared in Volt, Denver Quarterly, and Copper Nickels. He was educated at Temple University.
Peter Arnold is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He practiced law for 34 years, retired from the practice in 1990, and now, with his wife, Carol Arnold, created Raintree Memoirs, to engage in the full time writing of memoirs for others. Arnold has published both poetry and non-fiction, including Wisdom of the Guides: Rocky Mountain Trout Guides Talk Fly Fishing (Frank Amato Publications, Inc., 1997), a book Arnold wrote when he lived in Montana. [Paul Arnold]
Chad Asarch is a principal in the form, Steele Properties LLC, a real estate company. [See: Chad Asarch, "A Lawyer's Lament," 35 (9) The Colorado Lawyer 45 (2006)]
Max B. Asbell
Max Asbell is a lawyer in Warner Robins, Georgia; he is the author of Poetry 'Facts' (Authorhouse, 2003) and Poetic Reflections on Life (Authorhouse, 2004).
was born in 1952. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Maryland, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1977 and was admitted to practice in 1977. He moved to Alaska in 1980 and practiced law, serving as a legal services lawyer in Native land claim cases, a magistrate in Dillingham, and public defender in the Matanuska Valley. He currently serves as a State District Court Judge in Anchorage.
Michael J. Astrue (aka A.M. Juster)
David S. Atkinson
Lee Wm. Atkinson
Lee Atkinson was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1949. He attended
the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1971, and from the
University of Michigan Law School, in 1973. After his admission
to the Bar in December of 1973, Atkinson worked as an Assistant
Attorney General for the State of Michigan. He then served as assistant
prosecuting attorney in Detroit and chief of the criminal division
for the prosecuting attorney's office in Lansing, Michigan. In March,
1980, Atkinson moved to Tampa, Florida, to become an Assistant U.S.
Attorney for the Middle District of Florida where he became head
of the narcotics section, supervising Federal drug prosecutions.
From 1985 to 1992, Atkinson was Assistant State Attorney for the
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
After leaving the State Attorneys office in 1993, Atkinson took
up the private practice of law. He is now with the Tampa law firm,
Forizs & Dogali. Atkinson
is a published poet, an accomplished horseman, and fencer.
[Source: personal communication with Lee Atkinson, August, 25, 2004]
Professor of Law, University of Arizona; won the Tucson Poetry Festival's Statewide Poetry Contest for her poem, "The Gift."
Bethami Auerbach was born in 1949 in Los Angeles. She practices
environmental law in Washington, D.C. She has practiced part-time
since 1987 so she can write fiction and pursue other interests.
Earlier in her career, she worked on Clean Air Act and Clean Water
Act issues at the Environmental Protection Agency. She taught law
school at the University of Iowa for two years and at Temple University
for a year.
Auerbach gave up creative writing while attending
law school but returned to writing poetry soon after she finished
law school. She attended the Iowa Writers Workshop in fiction, and
received her M.F.A. in 1983, nine years after her graduation from
Stanford Law School. (She obtained her B.A. from Pomona College
in 1970 in international relations.) She is the author of The
Off-Season, an as-yet unpublished baseball novel, and she is
now at work on a second novel. She has had residencies at three
artist colonies—Ragdale in Lake Forest, Illinois; Yaddo in Saratoga
Springs, New York; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
in Sweet Briar, Virginia.
Auerbach's poetry has been published in the collections
Women Poets Rising (1977); In Her Own Image: Women Working
in the Arts (1980); and The Ear's Chamber (1981). Her
poem "The Search for the Perfect Rye Bread," along with
two of her bread recipes, was reprinted in Bread Winners Too
Auerbach lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her
husband and their two cats.
With her husband, she hosts a house concert series, "Sleepy
Hollow Folk Club."
Rose Auslander is a partner in the IP
Department of Carter Ledyard & Milburn, LLP, and represents clients in
copyright, trademark, domain name, and other internet-related matters. Her poems appear in Writers’ Bloc, Cyclamens and Swords, and
Conversation Poetry. Her chapbook, Folding Water, was published by Finishing Line Press in . She obtained her J.D. in 1992 from the New
York University School of Law.
Susan Ayres lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and three
children. Her poetry has appeared in Kalliope, descant,
Cimarron Review, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism,
and other journals. She has a J.D. from Baylor Law School
and a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University. She currently, she
teaches at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.
Ruth Kramer Baden
Ruth Baden is the author of East of the Moon (Ibbetson
Street Press, 2010) a memoir in poems. She worked as a journalist,
a public relations consultant for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
and a consultant at the Wellesley College Center for Research on
Women. She entered law school at age 50, graduated and,wrote a lawyer's
handbook for the Massachusetts Disability Law Center. After working
for other firms and a government agency, she established her
own law office and focused on elder law. [blog]
David M. Bader
David M. Bader is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard
Law School. After several years of corporate practice, he became
a full-time writer, a pursuit that raises the eternal question,
"From this he makes a living?" His books include How to
Be an Extremely Reform Jew (1994), Haikus for Jews: For
You a Little Wisdom (1999), Zen Judaism: For You a Little
Enlightenment (2002) and, most recently, Haiku U.: From
Aristotle to Zola, One Hundred Great Books in Seventeen Syllables
(2005). He is also a contributor to Mirth of a Nation:
The Best Contemporary Humor (2000) and More Mirth of a
Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor (2002). He is not
even distantly related to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
though he insists on referring to her as "Aunt Ruth." [ Law
School Graduate Serves up Kosher Haikus with a Side of Chutzpah
— Harvard Law Bulletin]
Brod Bagert is a former trial lawyer. He served at one time on the
New Orleans City Council. In 1984, he published his first children's
book, If Only I Could Fly. In 1992, at the age of 44, Bagert
abandoned twenty years in the practice of law and became a full-time
poet. Bagert's books, for children, include Let Me Be the Boss,
Chicken Stocks, Elephant Games, and The Good Machine.
He has published another five books for adults. Bagert is a professional,
performing poet, appearing before groups around the United States.
Mark Scott Bagula
Mark Scott Bagula received a Bachelor of Arts degree (in Political
Science) from the University of California at San Diego and his
law degree from the University of San Diego. He is an avid traveler,
has studied in Hong Kong, lived in Taiwan (where he studied Chinese),
and worked as a licensed stockbroker. He is now a trial attorney
in San Diego. His poetry has appeared in Art Times, Ilya's
Honey, Riverrun, Midwest Poetry Review, ZuZu's
Petals, Poetry Motel, Phoenix, CER*BER*US,
La Pierna Tierna, Fractal Translight Newsletter, Poet's
Edge, Once Upon A World, Plainsongs, Barbaric Yawp, Ygdrasil,
Eidetic Annals, Flipside, Sunday Suitor, Gallery
Zandstraat, Micropress Midlands Poetry, Word Salad,
Cosmic Serpent, Writer's Gazette, and Poetalk.
Helen M. Bailey
Helen Bailey lives in West Gardiner, Maine and practices disability
rights law in Augusta. Bailey was born in 1948, obtained a B.A.
in philosophy from Fordham University in 1970 and her law degree
from the University of Maine School of Law in 1978.
Bryonn Bain is an activist, spoken word poet, and a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Jim Bainbridge is a graduate of Harvard Law School. His stories and poems have appeared in Berkeley
Fiction Review, LIT, and Poetry East.
Nancer Ballard is a former senior partner at the law firm of Goodwin, Procter LLP and is currently Of Counsel at that firm.
She is the author of Dead Reckoning, a collection of poetry (Good Gay Poets, 1978), and co-author of a children's book. Her poetry appears in Do Not Give Me Things Unbroken: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry to Honor and Celebrate Ottone M. Riccio (Lana Hechtman Ayers ed.)(Writers Club Press, 2002).
Richard S. Bank
Richard Bank was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Villanova Law School in 1968, and took up the practice of law, first in general practice, then, in 1972, as a public defender. He resigned from the Public Defender's office in 1979 to resume private practice, and focused on plaintiffs' negligence cases. In 1982, he returned to the Public Defender office to try major felony cases. Bank conducts CLE courses on Jury Techniques and is an adjunct professor at Villanova Law School. Bank's poetry has appeared in numerous small press poetry journals.[Source: Personal communication with Richard Bank] [Poems]
Claire Sophia Bardos
Claire Bardos received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University
and her law degree from the University of Southern California. She
practiced law with a California firm representing municipalities, and with a second firm doing unemployment law and ERISA litigation.
Bardos has now left the practice of law; she lives in New Mexico.
Tom Barnes is a a Colorado lawyer. His senryu, "A
Legal Senryu," was published in 34 (4) The Colorado Lawyer
Anna Maria Barnum
Lisa Alexander Baron
Lisa Baron, a former lawyer, taught high school English
and journalism in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared
in Paterson Literary Review, Comstock Review, Mad
Poets Review, LIPS, Diner, and Philadelphia
Poets. She is the author of two collections of poems, Unbegun
(Encircle Publications, 2002) and Reading the Alphabet of
Trees (Finishing Line Press, 2007). [video, of Baron's appearance on a TV program, Poet's Pause]
Peter Baroth was born in Chicago in 1963, raised in Oklahoma, and received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1985 and his J.D. from Temple University Law School in 1990. He has previously worked in the field of immigration counseling. Baroth is the author of Long Green, a novel (published by iUniverse), and three chapbooks of poetry,
Mounds of Silence, Sessions, and Ski Oklahoma, all published by Wordrunner Chapbooks. He is currently the moderator of the Monday Poets Series at the Philadelphia Free Library. Baroth is also an artist, musician and songwriter. [source: personal communication with Peter Baroth] ["Saving
Garic Kenneth 'Nikki' Barranger
Nikki Barranger practiced law in Covington, Louisiana for most of his professional life. He is an actor, writer and poet; and was a neighbor of Walker Percy. Barranger is now retired. He was born in 1934, obtained his B.A. from Yale and his J.D. from Tulane. He was admitted to practice law in 1959.
Stephen Barry is a trial lawyer. He lives in the lower Hudson Valley, in New York.
His poetry has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Emerge Literary Journal, and Yes, Poetry.
was born in Ankara, Turkey, grew up in Selma, Alabama, and now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He received his undergraduate degrees in theater and creative writing from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama; and a law degree from Tulane University. [Law firm profile]
Matt Barton, a land title attorney, is a founding member of the Waiting 4 the Bus Poetry Collective, a collaboration of Chicago poets and performers, as well as one of the principal collaborators of the poetry journal Exact Change Only. Barton is also a book artist who designs and publishes chapbooks featuring the work of Chicago poets under his imprint, Naked Mannekin. [Naked Mannekin blog]
William A. (Bill) Baskin
Bill Baskin is an attorney for the city of Horn Lake, Mississippi.
He was born in Marks, grew up in Clarksdale, graduated from Delta
State University in 1980, and received his J.D. degree from the
University of Mississippi in 1983. Baskin served as Municipal Judge
for the City of Clarksdale, Mississippi, from 1986 to 1991 and opened
an office in DeSoto County in 1993.
Howard Larry Bass
Howard L. Bass was born on February 6, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York.
He received his B.A. degree in 1963 from Adelphia College and his
J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1966. He began writing poetry as
He was an associate trial attorney with Erdheim &
Shalleck in New York City from 1967 to 1968, and with Blumenthal,
Barandes, Bass, Matson & Arnold, also in New York City from
1970 to 1972. He joined Mitchell, Salem, Fisher & Kemper in
1974. Bass has also served as a lecturer at the New School for Social
His poetry appears in various anthologies and literary
journals. [Source: Contemporary Authors Online,
Gale, 2004][Bass's poem, "Feelings' Vision," appears in James Romnes (ed.), Man the Poet 2 (Bigfork, Minnesota: Northwoods Press, 1975)]
Win Bassett has a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in computer engineering from North Carolina State University. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina and served as a former assistant district attorney. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Image, Town Creek Poetry, and Pea River Journal.
Daniel W. Bates
Daniel Bates is a Gardiner, Maine lawyer and author of
The Ballad of the
Don Bauermeister is a lawyer in Alaska.
Parker Bauman is a
human rights attorney
Roberta Beary is a finance attorney at a small law firm located
at Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC. Her poetry, primarily haiku,
has been published in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Woodnotes,
Haiku International and in A New Resonance 2: Emerging
Voices in English Language Haiku (Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts,
eds., Red Moon Press, 2001)(and in many of the Red Moon anthologies).
Beary was born in 1954 in New York City. She currently resides in
Bethseda, Maryland. [Roberta
day with Roberta"] [Roberta Beary haiku]
Christine Beck, an attorney and instructor of legal studies at the University
of Hartford, served as President of the Connecticut Poetry Society
and the Contest Chairperson of the National Federation of State
Poetry Societies. Her poems have appeared in the anthology,
Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge (Grayson Press, 2003), and
in J Journal, Passager, Connecticut River Review,
Long River Run, Rosebud Magazine, and Caduceus.
She is also the author of a textbook, Forensic Evidence
in Court: A Case Study Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 2008).
Gerald Beckman was born and raised on a farm in West Texas and beginning
in 1966, practiced law for 25 years. Now retired, he has hiked through
Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain and Peru, biked through
Belgium, Holland and Germany, and back-packed in various places
in the U.S. In addition to novels and short stories, he has reputedly
written "some poetry." [Gerald
Judith Behar, a retired lawyer, writes fiction andpoetry. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Crucible, Main Street Rag, Fire and Chocolate, Pine Song, and Voices from the Porch. Her short stories have been published by the Charlotte Writers Group and the Writers Group of the Triad. Before becoming a civil rights and family law attorney, she taught English at Guilford College. She has led poetry workshops for HopeWell Cancer Support in Baltimore and for the New Garden Friends poetry group in Greensboro. Behar is the author of The Green Bough (Finishing Line Press, 2015).
Patricia Behrens is a lawyer and writer who lives in New York City. she is co-editor of Courthouses of the Second Circuit: Their Architecture, History and Stories (Acanthus Press, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in American Arts Quarterly, The Same, Main Street Rag, and Mom Egg Review.
Philip Belcher serves as President of the Mary Black Foundation, a private foundation serving Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He was formerly Associate Director of the Health Care Division of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina. Belcher is a graduate of Furman University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Duke University School of Law. Prior to working at The Duke Endowment, he was a partner in the law firm of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein in Charlotte. Belcher's poetry has appeared in
Shenandoah, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Passages North. He is the author of The Flies and Their Lovely Names (Stepping Stone Press, 2007) and a founding member of the Spoets, a Spartanburg-based poetry group.
David Belczyk graduated from Notre Dame and obtained his law
degree from George Washington University. H lives now in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Belczyk is the author of two poetry collections, Sometimes
Form Sometimes Vessel (2010) and Call it Perpetual. His
third collection, The Unexpected Guest will be published
in 2011. [Law
Mel Belin was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and obtained his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and his J.D. from George Washington
University. His first book of poetry, Flesh That Was Chrysalis,
was published by Word Works, Inc., in 1999. Belin's poetry has appeared in Midstream,
Poet Lore, Connecticut River Review, Phoebe,
The Cape Rock, Jewish Spectator and the Legal Studies Forum.
worked as attorney in the General Counsel's Office, Department of
Housing and Urban Development. He is now retired and resides in Arlington, Virginia.
James Scott Bell
James Scott Bell was born in 1954. He is the author of a poetry
collection, The Night Carl Sagan Stepped on My Cat (1988)
and numerous novels. [James
Anthony S. Bellino
Anthony Bellino is the author of Muses of Being (Outskirts Press, 2007)
Michelle Ben-Hur is a poet and attorney in Orange County, California. Her poetry appears in
Beyond The Valley of the Contemporary Poets 1997 Anthology (Sacred Beverage Press, 1998) and
Robert Wynne (ed.), The Poets Behind: An Anthology of Orange County Poets
(Valley Contemporary Press, 1997).
Ben-Hur is editor of 51%, a literary journal which publishes poetry and short stories by and for women.
Lisa Calame Berg
is a graduate of Carleton College, William Mitchell College of Law, and is studying for a MFA in fiction and poetry at Hamline University. She worked as an attorney for over twenty years, primarily as a prosecutor in Minneapolis.
Anna Lissa Berger
Anna Berger is the author of poetry and fiction. She studied film
and playwriting at Columbia College and Chicago Dramatists Workshop.
Her work has been published in East On Central and performed
on stage at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago. ["Joy
of the Fall"]
Bruce J. Berger
is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Harvard Law School.
He has published short stories and poems. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and practices law in Washington, D.C.
Shelley Berger resides in Santa Monica, California. She is a former lawyer; her poetry has appeared in Paris Review.
"William Bernhardt published his first two novels in 1991, a crime novel titled Primary Justice and a literary novel titled The Code of Buddyhood. He has since published thirty-two more books, including the popular Ben Kincaid novels and a series of nonfiction books on writing." [dustjacket, The White Bird (Balkan Press, 2013)]. Bernhardt's first collection of poetry, The White Bird was published by Balkan Press in 2013. Bernhardt was, reputedly, born in 1960 in Oklahoma. He is a former trial lawyer. [Wikipedia]
Betsy Bernfeld is a librarian and lawyer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Anthony Bernini was born in Manhattan and holds degrees from Hamilton College and Albany Law School. He lives and works near Troy. His first volume of poems, Distant Kinships, was published by APD (2002).
Alice K. Berke
Alice Berke was born in 1963. She obtained her B.A. from State University of New York at Albany and her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in
1986. She worked for the New York City Department of Investigation, and then, in 1989 took up the private practice of law.
Dave Berman is a Pennsylvania lawyer.
David Berman is a Massachusetts lawyer and member of the Powow River Poets. [Source: The Boston Globe, April 27, 2006]
Berman is a graduate of the University of Florida, and has studied at Johns Hopkins University and Boston University. He obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School where he studied with Archibald MacLeish.
Berman's work has also appeared in numerous magazines, including Counter Measures, The Formalist, Harvard Magazine, Piedmont Literary Review, The Epigrammatist, Sparrow, Iambs & Trochees , and Orbis. He is the author three chapbooks: Future Imperfect (State Street Press Chapbooks, 1982), Slippage (Robert L. Barth, 1996), and David Berman: Greatest Hits 1965-2002 (Pudding House Publications, 2002).
Herb Berman is a resident of Deerfield, Illinois, since
1968. He is a retired lawyer, and sometime labor arbitrator. Berman
was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1936, graduated from Indiana
University in 1958 with a B.A. in English Literature. He graduated
from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1961. His
poetry has appeared in Humanistic Judaism, Lucid Rhythms,
Third Wednesday, The Chronicle, The Shofar Literary
Review, Ageless-North Shore, and East on Central.
He has given readings at the Deerfield (Illinois) Library, Congreation
Beth Or, and at various other sites in the greater Chicago area.
Anthony Berini, an Albany, New York lawyer is general counsel of Eden Park Health Services, Inc. Berini was born in New York City in 1949, obtained his B.A. from Hamilton College and his J.D. from Albany Law School. He is the author of a collection of poetry titled Distant Kinships (A.P.D., 2002).
Anita Bernstein's poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review
, Oxford Poetry
, and Swansea Review
. Bernstein is a professor of law at Emory University. She was born in 1961. She obtained her B.A. degree from CUNY-Queens, and her J.D. from Yale in 1995.
Maurice Powell Bibby
Patsy Anne Bickerstaff
Patsy Bickerstaff was born, in Virginia, on January 7, 1940. She obtained her B.A. in 1963, and her J.D. in 1978 from the University of Richmond. She is the author of three collections of poems: City Rain (Librado Press, 1989), Chained to a Post: Poems of Virginia (1994), Mrs. Noah's Journal (San Francisco Bay Press, 2006). Bickerstaff has served as President of the Poetry Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Writers Club. Her work has appeared in various journals and magazines.
Stan Biderman, the son of Holocaust survivors who migrated to Texas
after WW II, was born in Dallas in 1951. He now lives in Austin.
His first language was Yiddish. Biderman attended the University
of Texas where he received both his undergraduate and law degree.
He practiced law for fifteen years and now works as business consultant.
He is the author of a book of poetry entitled, Everything Changes:
A Spiritual Journey (Plainview Press, 1996).
Lynne Bigley is a Nevada civil rights attorney. Her poetry
has appeared in Avatar Review, Red Rock Review,
Crescent Moon Journal, and kaleidowhirl. Bigley
works with the Neveda Disability Advocacy & Law Center.
Thomas C. Bilello
Tom Bilello is an attorney with Pacific Life Insurance Company
in Newport Beach, California, where he specializes in insurance
law and regulatory compliance. He received his B.A. from UCLA, his
J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.A. in English from University
of California, Irvine.
Jim Blackburn is a partner in Blackburn Carter, P.C., a firm devoted
to environmental law and planning. He is also a Professor in the
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University,
where he serves as Director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy
and Water Sustainability, and a Faculty Associate at the SSPEED
Center and China-U.S. Center. He is the author of The Book of
Texas Bays (Texas A&M Press, 2004) and, with the artist
Isabelle Scurry Chapman, a Houston painter, Birds: A Collection
of Verse and Vision. Blackburn holds a J.D. from the University
of Texas School of Law and a Master’s in Environmental Science from
David Blackey is a retired attorney. His work has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, SteamTicket, Forward and the 2011 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.
He has lived in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area since 1977.
Nicki Blake is a Seattle lawyer.
Bonné de Blas
Bonné de Blas is an editor, book artist, poet, Director of Art Books Cleveland, and former lawyer. Her poetry has appeared in Poetalk, Ocotillo Flame, Levy Graffiti, and Brushfire, and in the Pudding House anthologies What I Knew Before I Knew and Another Memorial for Wallace Stevens. She is the author of a chapbook, The Act of Dwelling (NightBallet Press, 2012). de Blas is a member of the Cleveland and Columbus Pudding House Salons. she received her JD from Case Western Reserve University. de Blas is co-founder and director of Art Books Cleveland, an organization devoted to the appreciation of the book arts. She did graduate work in Creative Writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Thomas L. Blaske
Thomas L. Blaske is a partner in the Ann Arbor, Michigan law firm, Blaske & Blaske,
specializing in medical and legal malpractice and complex personal
injury cases. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan
and his J.D. from Michigan Law School. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker magazine.
John Kuhn Bleimaier
John Bleimaier describes himself as a farmer, essayist, lawyer, poet, philosopher, activist, and bibliophile. Bleimaier was born in
Reading, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1950; he obtained his B.A. from Columbia College (1971), his M.I.A. from Columbia University School of International Affairs (1973), and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law (1975); he was admitted to the bar in 1975; he now practices in Princeton, New Jersey
Joan Thiel Blessing received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law—Newark in 1985. Originally from Cincinnati, she spent many years in central New Jersey where she raised her children and worked as an editor, lawyer, and public official. She now divides her life between Hendersonville North Carolina and Naples, Florida. Her poems have appeared most recently in Flashquake, The Moonwort Review, Pinesong: Awards 2006, Kakalak 2007, and The Christian Science Monitor.["Indian Summer Garden Party"] ["Biology Lessons"]
Gloria Bletter began New York Law School (prompted
by the women's movement) in 1970, after having graduated from City
College of New York, eight years prior. She wrote poetry before
that, and after her retirement, she took up the study of poetry
as a graduate student in creative writing. Her law practice,
of 25-years' duration, concentrated on elder law and tenants' rights.
She received a Certificate in International Affairs in the hopes
of working in international and indigenous peoples' human rights,
and did represent two international NGO's at the UN for several
Beth L. Block
Beth Block has retired as an attorney. She is, in addition to being
a poet, a singer and song writer.
Michael Blumenthal is the author of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002), and of Dusty Angel (BOA Editions, 1999), his sixth book of poems. His novel Weinstock Among the Dying was published in l994, and his collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, in 1998. Formerly Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, he has lived in, and taught at universities in Hungary, Israel, Germany and France, mostly as a Fulbright Fellow. In 2004 and 2005, he held the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He spends his summers in a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary, and presently is on leave from his position at Université François-Rabelais in France living in Budapest. [Michael
Erica Bodwell is a poet and attornery from Concord, New Hampshire. Her poems appear in a various literary journals. Her chapbook, Up Liberty Street was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017.
Ace Boggess is a novelist, playwright, and widely published
poet. Boggess graduated from Marshall University and received his
law degree from West Virginia University. He is the author of Socrates
Said, a Play (Grimpenmire Press, Oregon: 1996); two poetry chapbooks,
Desire's Orchestra (TLD Press, 1998) and The Beautiful
Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (highwire press, 2003); and
several unpublished literary novels. After graduating from law school,
Boggess devoted himself to literary pursuits and did not undertake practice
law. In addition to his poetry and fiction writing, Boggess served
as associate editor of The Adirondack Review. [Ace
Robert Boliek was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, February 13, 1958. He obtained his B.A. from Auburn University in 1980, his J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1986 and his M.F.A. from the University of Alabama in 1999. He was articles editor of the Alabama Law Review and served as law clerk to Chief Justice C.C. Torbert, Jr., Alabama Supreme Court (1986-1987) and to Justice J. Gorman Houston, Alabama Supreme Court (1987-1988).
Boliek practices law in Birmingham, Alabama, where he
focuses on appellate work and serves as adjunct professor of insurance
law and an instructor in lawyering skills and legal reasoning at
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. His poetry has appeared
in The Formalist, New Orleans Review, RE:AL, The MacGuffin, Troubadour, Hellas, and Edge
City Review, among other journals. He has a first collection
of poems, "Museum-Pieces," for which he is now seeking a publisher.
He is presently writing a novel.
Cynthia Bond is a professor of law at John Marshall Law School (in Chicago). She was born in 1961, obtained her B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1983, and her MFA from Illinois in 1987. She graduated from Cornell law school in 1993. She served as a legal services lawyer in Ithaca, New York, entered private practice, and then joined the law firm, True, Walsh & Miller, located in Ithaca. She joined the John Marshall faculty in 2004.
Professor Bond's poem, "What You Want Means What You Can Afford," first published in Ascent was selected for the anthology, The Best American Poetry 1994, edited by A.R. Ammons, published by Simon & Schuster in 1994.
The bio in The Best American Poetry 1994
indicates that Bond was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts but grew
up in Illinois.
Eric Bonholtzer is an attorney, poet, and author of fiction.
Marie A. Bookman
Marie Bookman was born and raised in New Orleans, where she works
as a civil trial attorney and magistrate commissioner. She is the
author of Breach of My Heart (Trafford Publishing, 2007),
a first collection of her poems.
Terri K. Borchers
was an attorney and administrative law judge in Oregon for twelve years and then returned to academia to obtain her MA and MFA degrees in English/Poetry, and to begin her work on a Ph.D.
Andrew M. Borene
Andrew Borene was raised in Edina, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Macalester College and obtianed his J.D. at the University of Minnesota Law School. Borene is an Iraq veteran and former candidate for the state Senate. He is the author of a collection of poetry, Blood, Sweat & Fury (iUniverse, 2009).
Theodore A. Borrillo
Ted Borrillo is
a retired Denver attorney. He is the author of third collections of poems, In My Spare Time (Johnson Printing, 2004), Beyond Loneliness, and Random Thoughts for Rainy Days (Johnson Printing, 1999)
James Botsford is the author of a book about the history of tribal courts of Wisconsin, a book of stories, "You Should Write that Down," and a collection of poetry, Them Apples. Botsford
was an Indian rights attorney for thirty years.
Christopher W. Boyden
Jim Boyer (James Max Boyer) was born in 1949, in Tacoma, Washington. He obtained his B.A. from the University of California-Davis. In 1969 he became a Tibetan Buddhist novice monk. In 1976, Boyer graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is the author of a collection of poems, Hard/Light Love (Light Knight Publications, 1992). Boyer, somewhere along the way, moved to Homer, Alaska where he lived on a homestead.
Sara Jane Boyers
Sara Boyers is a former music industry attorney/executive and personal
manager of performers, who changed directions to become a writer.
She is a graduate of the University of California (Berkeley &
Los Angeles) with a B.F.A. in Art History and holds a J.D. from
the University of Southern California Law School.
Boyers has created a popular series of illustrated
books on contemporary art and poetry, her first book, Life Doesn't
Frighten Me (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), is an award-winning
pairing of the expressive art of Jean-Michel Basquiat and a 1978
poem by Maya Angelou (Publishers Weekly "Best Book of 1993,"
NYPL "Best Books for Teenagers," ALA "Books for Reluctant
YA Readers"). Boyers' second book, O Beautiful for Spacious
Skies (Chronicle Books) combines the whimsical paintings of
Wayne Thiebaud with the famous hymn, "America the Beautiful,"
written by a 19th century educator, poet and suffragette, Katharine
Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard (The
Millbrook Press), Boyers' most recent publication, is an issue-oriented
book on civil and political activism for young readers. (VOYA's
Nonfiction Honor List; BankStreet "Best Books of 2001";
NYPL 2001 Books for the Teen Age; Chicago Public Schools' 2002 Recommended
A resident of Southern California, Boyers is a contributor to print
journals and websites, a lecturer on issues of civic and political
involvement, and the creator/owner of an e-newsletter and website designed for youth.
Boyers has an author website which also features her photographic work. [Interview]
David Boyle was a law student at the University of Michigan Law School when his poem, "Androgenius," appeared in the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law (Vol. 8, 2001, p. 99).
Kathleen T. Boyle
Kathleen T. Boyle is a Public Defender. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals including Marginalia, Ping.Pong, Poet Lore, Hawai'i Review, Timber,
Calyx, Porter Gulch Review, and Conte. She lives in San Francisco.
Elya Braden is a poet, actress and singer, and at one time was a corporate lawyer in Seattle. She retired from the practice of law and launched and ran a home furnishings/consignment store, started a networking group for women lawyers and worked on a political campaign.
James H. Bradner, Jr.
James Bradner is a Highland Park, Illinois lawyer. His poetry (that we have located to date) can be found in the ABA Journal, vol. 61 (9)(Sept. 1975), p. 1148.
Jim Bainbridge is a
graduate of Harvard Law School. His stories and poems appear in Berkeley
Fiction Review, LIT, Poetry East, South Carolina Review, Journal of Poetry, and other journals. His first novel, Human Sister was published by Silverthought Press in 2010.
Eric Bonholtzer is an attorney and holds a Master's Degree in English.
Kate Bolton Bonnici
Kate Bonnici is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law. [Kate Bolton Bonnici]
Dania Deschamps is a litigation attorney, poet and world traveler. She was born in Key West, and currently resides in Ada, Oklahoma. She is the author of Thirst.
Silvia Antonia Brandon-Pérez
Silvia Brandon-Pérez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1949. She is
an editor, author, and lawyer, and presently edits the Spanish edition
of Poems Niederngasse.
Her own poems, in Spanish and English, appear largely in poetry
Jean Brandt is a Cleveland trial lawyer.
R. Frost Branon
Frost Branon is a lawyer and mediator. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1964, and obtained his law degree from North Carolina in 1967. He practices law in North Carolina. Branon is the author of a collection of poetry, A Kenning of Roses (Mellen Poetry Press, 1994) and an unpublished collection, The Contagion of Silence.
Sherry Brashear was born July 6, 1950 in a cabin in Knowx County, Kentucky.
She received her bachelor's and master's degree from Eastern Kentucky
University, did doctoral work at the University of Kentucky and
received her law degree from Northern Kentucky University. Brashear
was admitted to practice in 1982 and began practicing law in eastern
Kentucky. From 1987 to 1992 she held various positions with the
United Mine Workers of America. Brashear's father was a coal miner
for 36 years and died of black-lung disease. [Source:
"My Millennium," Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky),
p. 9a, May 31, 2000]
Janie Breggin Braverman
Janie Braverman obtained her law degree from the University of Denver in 1980. Her work has appeared in Disturbing the Peace: Writings of Colorado Lawyers; Howlings; Desert Voices; Pinyon; Steam Ticket; Being Jewish Magazine, Main Channel Voices; upstreet and Poetica Magazine.
"Matthew Brenneman was born in 1960 and raised in Connecticut. He graduated from Tufts University in 1983 and obtained his J.D. degree from Duke Law School in 1986. After employment with law firms in New Haven and Baltimore, Mr. Brenneman served as assistant general counsel with Sylvan Learning Systems and as general counsel to Caliber Learning Network, a Sylvan affiliate he helped take public. Since 1999, Brenneman has been a sole practitioner specializing in corporate and transactional law. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, Nebraska Review and Sewanee Theological Review. Brenneman currently resides in Marblehead, Massachusetts, where, he tells us, he "revels in his sailboat and complains about the weather." [Source: Personal communication, May 3, 2006]
Kastle Brill is a retired environmental lawyer. She is the author of two chapbooks, One Night Stands & Other Pieces of Time and The Head. Her poems have appeared in White Pine Journal, Black Mountain II Review, Serendipity Arts, Poetry on the Bus, and Earth's Daughters.
[identified as a San Franciso lawyer and poet, San Jose Mercury News, March 5, 2003 (Carolyn Jung, "Tadich Grill is a Serving of Old San Francisco," p. 3F)]
David Bristol was born in 1948, grew up in Verona, New Jersey, and
has lived in Arlington, Virginia for 25 years. Bristol graduated
from New York University and obtained his law degree from George
Washington University. Bristol has published three collections of
poetry, The Monk Who Made His Momma Happy ( Bunny and the
Crocodile Press, 1977), Paradise & Cash (Washington,
D.C.: Washington Writers Publishing House, 1980), and Toad
and Other Poems (Bunny and the Crocodile Press, 2002). Bristol is a staff attorney at the Federal Home
Loan Bank Board. [Poems
from Toad and other Poems]
Christopher Q. Britton
Chris Britton was born on September 17, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio.
He obtained his B.A. from
the University of Iowa in 1965, and his J.D. from Duke University
in 1968. He was admitted to practiced in 1968 and then served as a Captain
in the United States Marine Corp from 1968 to 1971. He is now a trial lawyer and a partner in the
law firm Ferris & Britton in San Diego, California, as well as the author of poetry, short stories, and a novel, Paybacks
(Donald I. Fine, 1985). [Source:
Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003]
Harry Brody was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. He received did his undergraduate work at New College where he received his BA in 1982. Brody's law degree, which is obtained in 1985, is from Duke. Brody was a Robert Frost Fellow in Poetry at Breadloaf in 1993. He lives in
Sarasota, Florida and is legal counsel to death-row inmates. Brody's collection of poetry, Fields (Ion
Books/Raccoon) was published in 1987. He has two chapbooks:
As Once to Birth I Went Now I Am Taken Back (New Collage Press, 1982), For We Are Constructing the Dwelling of Feeling by Object Lesson (1993).
Angela Brooks, from Birmingham, Alabama, is currently a law student. She obtained her B.A. from Stillman College and writes under the pen name Pink Poet. [Angela Brooks]
Lee Warner Brooks (A.B., University
of Michigan; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D. , University
of Michigan Law School) began writing sonnets in 2004; he has also
written several novels. He has recently published sonnets in The
Iowa Review, Passager, Light, Poetry
in Performance, and the online Bear River Review.
The working title of his sonnet collection is Novlets.
He has been a Yellow Cab driver in Ann Arbor, an editor and writer
for publishers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and a partner in the
litigation department of the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz
and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan. Currently, he teaches writing at
the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Andrea Brott obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard
and her law degree from New York University. She is a civil rights
James J. Brown
James J. Borwn "is a retired Federal Judge living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas in 1968. He received his Juris Doctor, law degree, from Boston college Law School in 1971." He retired from the bench in 2009. Brown is the author of a collection of poems titled, Reflections of a Poetic Judge (AuthorHouse, 2010). [Source: James J. Brown, Reflections of a Poetic Judge]
Norman E. Brown
Norman E. Brown lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Brown, a lawyer,
poet, and anthropologist is the author of Everyone's Browsing
Book of Worthy Quotations published in 1998.
David R. Browning
Mark Corwin Bruce
MC Bruce was born in Orange, California in 1956, survived spinal
meningitis at 3, and so he says, "drank a little paint thinner
at 5 but still made it." A lonely child, he became a reader.
He joined the Air Force at 17 and was stationed in Karamursel, Turkey
(just as operations were closed due to Cypress) and San Vito, Italy.
After the war, he worked on construction and in a warehouse, and
as a singing telegram deliveryman.
Bruce attended Humboldt State University where he
worked as a radio announcer and as a reporter/photojournalist for
a weekly newspaper. He graduated from UC Berkeley law school in
1987. After law school, he worked as a public defender, but was seduced
by the allure of big firm work. He "did time" at Kindel
& Anderson for about a year and a half, and was laid-off. He then
became a solo practitioner, doing criminal law, business litigation,
bankruptcy and worker's compensation cases. A self-described "terrible
businessman," he "was happy when the Public Defender in
Orange County called" to ask him to rejoin the public defender's
Bruce's poetry has appeared in Rattle, Poesy,
Urban Spaghetti, and other journals, as well as in two Orange
County poetry anthologies. He publishs a small literary magazine,
The Blue Moose, now in its sixth year of publication. He
also runs a small poetry chapbook press, Swan Duckling and is host
of Poet's Cafe, which airs on KPFK the second and fourth Wednesdays
of the month, "when they remember to play it."
Bruce's poetry chapbooks include Clients
(which includes poems about his experiences as a lawyer), Ungiven
Eulogies (a poem cycle about Bruce's teacher and mentor), At
Dalton's Coffee Shop (Inevitable Press).
Jay Bryan lives near Carrboro, North Carolina and is an attorney/mediator
specializing in family and juvenile law. He also serves as a guardian ad litem in civil custody cases and as a parent coordinator helping parents in high conflict custody disputes. He graduated from Yale University in 1971 with a B.A. in English and received his J.D. from North Carolina Central University in l977.
Bryan is the author of Haiku for Carroll (Jay Bryan, 1994) and the organizer of an annual poetry reading for a local celebration known as Carrboro Day. He originated the idea of a Carrboro poet laureate; Carrboro is the only town in North Carolina with one! [Source: Personal communication with Jay Bryan]
Cheryl Buchanan is a former attorney from Los Angles.
Alan Buckholtz started writing poetry in 2004; attended
Occidental College and UCLA; born and raised in Los Angeles.
Matt Bullen is an attorney in Hollywood, California.
Richard Alan Bunch
Richard Bunch was born in Honolulu in 1945, and grew up in Napa Valley. He has taught law, and philosophy, at various institutions. Bunch recieved his BA from Stanford in 1967, his MA from the University of Arizona in 1969, a Doctorate in Divinity from Vanderbilt in 1970, and his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 1980. He practiced law in Memphis with the firm Horne & Peppel from 1981 to 1983. Bunch is the author of numerous collections of poetry including: Summer Hawk (Norton Coker Press,
1991), Wading the Russian River (Norton Coker Press,
1993), A Foggy Morning (Mandrake Press,
1996)(Gliwice, Poland), Santa Rosa Plums (Nardu Gras Press,
1996), Rivers of the Sea and Other Poems (Phoenix Press, 1996), Sacred Space (Dry Bones Press, 1996), A Foggy Morning (Mandrake Press 1996), South by Southwest (Cedar Bay Press, 1997), Sacred Space: Poems (Dry Bones Press, 1998), Greatest Hits:
1970-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2001), Running for Daybreak (Mellen Press, 2004), a collected works, Collected Poems 1965-2011 (Infinity Publ., 2011). He is also the author of Night Blooms (Norton Coker Press, 1992)(selections from a journal covering the years 1970 to 1982, focusing on philosophy, religion, and literature), and the play, The Russian River Returns, and short stories. A small collection of his writings, Hawking Moves: Plays, Poems and Stories, was published in 2007 by Goose River Press. Bunch currently teaches philosophy in the humanities division of Solano College, in Fairfield, California and resides in Davis, California. [See generally, "Biographical Sketch," in Richard Alan Bunch, Greatest Hits: 1970-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2001), Running for Daybreak (Mellen Press, 2004)][Personal communication with Richard Alan Bunch, February, 2009]
Robert H. Bunzel
Robert Bunzel was born in 1955, and lives in Piedmont, California.
He is a practicing trial attorney in San Francisco and managing
partner of his firm of 30 attorneys. His poems have appeared in
local and national journals including Soundings East, Blocks
Poetry Journal, Orphic Lute, Oxygen, Illyas
Honey, and Poet Magazine. Bunzel graduated from Harvard in 1978
and from the University of California in San Francisco (Hastings
College of the Law) in 1981. His legal practice has involved foreign
appearances in Europe and Asia, and now focuses on white collar
crime and business torts. He has also represented NFL owners and
players, and one of his trials was nationally televised.
Bunzel has been president of the board of the literary
tri-quarterly Zyzzyva since 2002. He is a founding director
for a non-profit board in Hana Maui dedicated to the preservation
of native Hawaiian culture, and was President of the San Francisco
Lawyers Club American Inn of Court (2003-2004).
Marie E. Burke
Maire Burke was born in 1962. She obtained an A.L.B. degree and her J.D. from Harvard University. She was admitted to practice in 1994, served
as a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge Reginald C. Lindsay
and as an associate at the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP. At Harvard
Law School, Burke was managing editor of the Harvard Women's Law
Journal. Her poem, "Antonia," appears in 17 Harv. Women's
L.J. 224 (1994). Burke is now with the Office of Justice Programs,
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Beverly Ray Burlingame
Burlingham is an attorney with the Dallas law firm, Thompson & Knight. Her poem, "Polar Persuasion" appears in Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (1992).
Dan Burnstein lives
in South Boston, Massachusetts and teaches at Gibbs College. Burnstein is also a photographer.
was born in South Philadelphia in 1942. He graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law in the United States, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia before moving to London in 1994 and becoming a British citizen. His published poetry includes Searched for Text (Carcanet Press, Ltd., 2008), Cold Eye (Lincott Press, 2010), and Certain Windows (Lincott Press, 2011). Burt also lives, from time to time, at his ocean-front home on Schooner Head in Bar Harbor, Maine. [Dan Burt]
Deborah Sirotkin Butler
Deb Butler is a family law and appellate attorney. She is originally from Michigan, but has been living in Massachusetts since 1983, when she was admitted to practice law. She obtained her B.A. from Michigan State University (1970) and her J.D. from Wayne University (1983). Butler is a first-generation Russian-American. Her undergraduate studies were in Russian, art history, and fine art.
Kathleen C. Butler is on the faculty at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Butler was born in 1954, and obtained her B.S.S. in 1976 and her M.A.T. in 1979 from Northwestern University. Her law degree, in 1989, is from the University of Illinois. She practiced law in Indianapolis from 1989 to 1992. She then moved to Bloomington, Illinois where she practiced from 1992 to 1995 when she joined the Thomas M. Cooley Law School faculty.
is the editor of the weekly Saturday Poetry Series on As It Ought to Be and a regular contributor to iPinion. She left a career in the law to pursue an MFA in creative writing at Brooklyn College in New York City. [Biographical Information]
Shahid Buttar graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003.
His legal practice has included cases involving same-sex marriage
rights in the State of New York and a challenge to federal campaign
finance regulations on behalf of the House co-sponsors of the 2002
McCain-Feingold Act. He is an organizer of political artists' collectives.
in Dupont Circle] [Baghdad
on Al Jazeera]
Alicia Caban-Wheeler resides in Athens, Georgia. One of her poems appeared in the Harvard Women's Law Journal (vol. 20, p. 310, 1997).
Mario Arcala Cabral
Mario Arcala Cabral was born in 1963 in the Dominican Republic, where his family is of European descent. He is a lawyer, criminal investigator,
athlete, poet, composer, and self-educated in music and painting.
Daniel M. Caine
Dan Caine is a Seattle attorney. Caine was born in 1942 in the
Los Angeles area, where he was reared and educated. He is a graduate
of Loyola University of Los Angeles and of UCLA Law School. Caine
served in the Navy Judge Advocate General's office after law school
with two years as Legal Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty
Hawk. He is presently of counsel with Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland,
PLLC in Seattle, where his practice emphasis is on creditors’ rights,
secured transactions and bankruptcy. Caine is actively involved
with the Washington State Bar, and is a past-chair of the Washington
Governor’s Small Business Improvement Council.
Caine's first published poem appeared in San Diego
Magazine in 1974. His poetry (written sporadically), has appeared
in Washington State Bar News, Puget Soundings Magazine,
San Francisco Daily Journal and Magnolia News. His
poetry in recent years has been primarily law-related.
Gregory B. Cairns
Gregory B. Cairns is a workers' compensation defense attorney in Colorado. [See: Gregory B. Cairns, "Love Letters," 35 (9) The Colorado Lawyer 46 (2006)]
Joseph Caldwell is an attorney in Charleston, West Virginia,
in the law firm, Caldwell & Riffee. His chapbook of poetry, Sabbatical on Winifrede
Hollow was published in 1993 by Trillium Press (St. Albans,
West Virginia)(with a second edition appearing in 1998). In 1992
he won a writer's fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on
the Arts. Caldwell's poems also appear in Barbara Smith & Kirk
Judd (eds.), Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry
1950-1999 (Publishers Place, 2000).
Caldwell received his B.A. degree from West Virginia
University in 1969 and his law degree from the University of Florida
in 1974 and was admitted to the West Virginia bar in 1974. He was
born in Charleston, West Virginia, July 17, 1947.
Timothy J. Callahan
Timothy Callahan was born in Geneva, New York. His family moved to Long Island when Callahan was in grade schhol. He attended Nassau Community College, and received his B.A. and an M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Years later he obtained his J.D. from St. John's Law School. Callahan is the author of a self-published book, Poet Against Israel (AuthorHouse, 2013). He currently lives in Westchester County, New York.
Esther Beatrice Cameron
Esther Cameron, a long-time Madison, Wisconsin resident, was born on September 10, 1941 in New York City. She obtained her M.A. in 1966, and her Ph.D. in German from the University of California-Berkeley; her Ph.D. dissertation was on Paul Celan. From 1980 to 1990, she worked in Jerusalem as a translator and editor.She obtained her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1993. From 1994 to 1995 she edited the newsletter of Shaarei Shamayim for Madison's Reconstructionist and Jewish Renewal Congregation, and was active in interfaith work. Since 1995, she has edited a poetry magazine, The Neovictorian/Cochlea.
Cameron is the author The Consciousness of Earth, a blank verse epic, and has published poetry in English, Hebrew and German. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Poetry, Poetry
Northwest, Sulphur, Tikkun, Les Nouveaux
Cahiers, and the Legal Studies Forum. [poems]
of a Courier"]["A Brief For
Didactic Poetry"] [Point
& Circumference: Esther Cameron's Website] [An Essay on Art in the Legal Fiction of Lowell B. Komie]
Arthur Campbell is a professor of law, at California Western University. [homepage — with poems]
Lana Wiltshire Campbell
Lana Campbell is a lawyer, teacher, and a writer with a theater and film background.
Simone Campbell is National Coordinator of Network,
a Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C., and former
executive director of Jericho, an interfaith lobby group that focuses
on health care, welfare and affordable housing issues. She is a
nun, lawyer, and published poet. She obtained her J.D. from the
University of California at Davis and has a certificate in social
work. She practice poverty law in Oakland for 18 years.
Teresa Lynn Cannady
Paloma Capanna is a family law and matrimonial attorney in Rochester,
New York and founder and national co-chair of Poets
for Peace (along with another lawyer/poet, Ilya Kaminsky). She
is the author of three chapbooks, including Woman and
How Silent is the Woman. She resides in Webster, New York.
and Peace Shall Kiss"]
Joseph Carcel's poetry has appeared in Melic Review, Neidergasse,
and Writer's Block. He is an attorney in New York. ["Speaking
Charisse Carney-Nunes is freelance writer and attorney. She graduated from Lincold University in Pennsylvnaia, the nation's oldest historically Black college, where she was the Poet Laureate of the University for two years. She is also a graduate of Harvard University's JFK School of Government and the Harvard Law School. She resides in Washington, D.C. [Source: Charissee Carney-Nunes, Songs of a Sistermom: Motherhood Poems (Brand Nu Words, 2004)]
Robert L. Carothers
Carothers became the 10th president of the University of Rhode
Island in 1991. From 1986 to 1991, Carothers was chancellor of the
Minnesota State University System, and prior to that, president
of Southwest State University. He was educated at Edinboro University,
obtained his doctorate from Kent State University and his law degree
from the University of Akron.
Scott Rockwell Carpenter
Adela Carrasco was born in Los Angeles, raised in San Jose, California, educated in Northern California, resides and practices law in Los Angeles.
Charles Carreon resides in Ashland, Oregon. He was born in 1956, and attended Southern Oregon State College where he recieved his B.A. He obtained his J.D. from the University of California School of Law at Los Angeles and was admitted to the bar in 1987.
Jo Carrillo is a Professor of Law at Hastings College of Law, where
she joined the faculty in 1991. She received her B.A. degree from
Stanford University (1981), her J.D. from the University of New
Mexico (1986), and returned to Stanford University where for her
J.S.D. degree (1996). Professor Carillo teaches American Indian
Law, Critical Race Theory, Property, Wills and Trusts. Her poetry
appears in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women
of Color and has been published in German and Spanish.
Doritt Carroll is a Maryland
lawyer. Her poems have appeared in Slipstream, Rattle,
Nimrod, Poetry Depth Quarterly, Maryland Poetry Review, Plainsongs
and she is the author of In Caves (Brickhouse Books, 2010) and
GLTTL STP (Brickhouse Books, 2013), two collections of poetry.
A native of Washington, D.C., she received her undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.
Paul Carroll is an attorney in nothern California who practices environmental
law on behalf of public interest groups and represents indigents in criminal appeals. His poems appear in the Florida Review,
The MacGuffin, and Crab Creek Review.
Karl W. Carter, Jr.
Karl Carter was born in New Orleans
in 1944, moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was in 3rd
grade and resides and practices law in Washington, D.C. He is in
private practice specializing in racial discrimination law. Carter
attended Tennessee State University and began writing poetry while
at Howard University where he obtained his law degree.
Carter authored two small poetry publications in the
early 1970s, A Season in Sorrow and Three Poems, both
published by Broadside Press in Detroit. His poetry appears in The
Poet Upstairs: An Anthology of Washington Area Poets (Octave
Stevenson, ed., 1979) and in Stephen Henderson (ed.), Understanding
the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic Reference
(New York: William Morrow & Co., 1973). [For a newspaper article on Karl Carter and other Washington, D.C. area lawyer/poets, see Myra Mensh Patner, "Motions and Meter Lawyers as Poets," Washington Post, March 13, 1980, p. D5]
Janice Chang Case
Nívea Castro lives in Brooklyn.
Her poems and writings have been published in numerous journals and anthologies.
Robin Caton is a visual artist and poet whose art has been exhibited at the San Francisco Center for the Book (2002) and at the Artisan's Gallery in Mill Valley (1999). Her book of poetry, The Color of Dusk was published by
Omnidawn Publishing in 2001. Caton was a practicing lawyer for 15 years. [Robin Caton: Susie Makes Art — San Francisco Public Library]
Kari Caulfield obtained her J.D. at CUNY Law School at Queens College and became a prosecutor for the DA of Queens County, New York. Caulfield lives on Long Island. She is the author of a novel, Pretty Blue (Outskirts Press, 2006).
Michael Cavendish is the author of a chapbook, titled Harpoon (Wordrunner Chapbooks).
was born in Colombia and grew up in New York City. A former attorney, she left the legal profession to pursue her writing. As a student at Southern Connecticut State University, she received recognition for her poetry and was named Connecticut Student Poet by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. Her poems appear in Folio and Connecticut Review.
Isidore Century is a New York City attorney. His poems have appeared in Chelsea Review, Midstream, Best Jewish Writing 2003, and other journals. He is the author of a book of poetry titled, From the Coffee House of Jewish Dreamers: Poems of Wonder and Wandering.
lives in Marfa, Texas. He obtained degrees in history and English from Texas A&M and in law from the University of Michigan Law School, and an M.A. from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His poetry has appeared in The Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Epoch, Mid-American Review, Salt Hill, Sycamore Review, and other journals and magazines. He has a collection of poetry, Republic Sublime, which was published by Zoo Press in 2003. [Two poems]
Sandra Chaff is a lawyer, archivist, and poet.
After serving as the Oregon Legislative Assembly's chief counsel,
Greg Chaimov became an attorney in private practice in Portland,
Oregon. He is a graduate of Carleton College and the Northwestern
School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He studied poetry at the
University of Iowa and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,
Massachusetts. His poetry and short fiction has appeared in journals
in the United States and Canada. A chapbook, The Old World,
was published by the William Stafford Center in 2005.
Susan Stevens Chambers
Susan Chambers is engaged in an ADR practice, and no longer practices law because she serve as the Blue Earth Family Court Referee (a judicial position). Chambers was poet laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets and served as president of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.
John Alexander Chambliss, Jr.
is a Chattanooga, Tennessee lawyer. He
was born in 1910 in Chattanooga, and both his father and grandfathers on both sides of the family were lawyers.
Alexander Wilds Chambliss, his paternal grandfather, served as mayor of Chattanooga, and as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Jac Chambliss was educated at the Webb School of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, Virginia Military Institute, and Southwestern of Memphis (now Rhodes). He obtained his law degree at Cumberland University, in Lebanon, Tennessee, graduating in 1932, at age 21. In World War II, he was a gunnery officer in the Navy in the South Pacific.
Returning to Chattanooga after the war, he became a trial lawyer. Chambliss is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artsof London, and the author of two books: Persuasion: Memoirs of a Trial Advocate (Waldenhouse Publishers) and Columns Left: A Chattanooga Legacy (Iris Press, 1993). A small selection of his poetry was
published under the title, Yet These Eleven (Hudson Printing & Lithographing Co., 1964).
Walker L. Chandler
is a Zebulon, Georgia lawyer who has being to limit his practice to permit him to devote time to other projects: "the design and development of a riverboat, developing a screenplay based upon his novel "The Evangeline Manuscript" as well as other screenplay[s], books, and literary efforts including a book of poetry, The Gift (2009). [Walker L. Chandler]
Eileen "Ai-lin" Chang
Ai-lin was born in Taipei and came to New York City in 1968 when she was 7. She attened Harvard University and Columbia Law School. She practiced law on Wall Street, with the Office of the Governor of New York, and for a biotech company. She now devotes her time to her art assemblies for which she writes poems. [Ail-Lin]
is a poet, writer, lawyer, and former hip-hop artist. He lives in lin Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. His work has appeared in FRiGG, Prime Number, Boston Literary Magazine, Subliminal Interiors, The Sim Review, Quail Bell Magazine, Marco Polo, and the anthology Yellow Light.
Susan Charkes received her BA from the University of Chicago and a JD from Columbia University (1983), where she was managing editor of the Law Review. She no longer practices law but continues to work the field land conservation. Her poems has appeared in APIARY, Gargoyle, paper nautilus, Prick of the Spindle, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, and U.S. 1 Worksheets. She is also the author of several nonfiction books. She resides in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Casey Charles is the author of two chapbooks, Controlled Burn (Pudding House Publ., 2007) and Blood (Finishing Line Press.) He obtained his JD from
the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and now teaches in the Department of English at the University of Montana. [University of Montana faculty profile]
Jerry Chasen is an estate planning attorney, poet, teacher, life coach, and lecturer. He received his B.A. from Tufts University (1973), his J.D. from New York University School of Law (1976), and his LL.M in Estate Planning from the University of Miami Law School (1993) where he served as an adjunct in the LL.M Estate Planning and Taxation program. He is also the executive director of The Advisors Project, an effort he established to encourage professional advisers to create relationships with their clients that promote philanthropy. Chasen's poetry is often written for specific seasons and holidays; a collection title “On Occasion” is forthcoming.
Jim Chastain II
Jim Chastain lives in Norman, Oklahoma and is a lawyer for the
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. He previously worked for the
Oklahoma Insurance Department and two private law firms. He is the
film critic for four Oklahoma newspapers, including The Norman
Transcript. His film reviews also appear on the popular Internet
website, <rotten tomatoes>. His latest screenplay was well
received at the Austin Film Festival. Chastain's memoir, I Survived Cancer, but Never Won the tour de France was published by Hawk Publishing in 2006. His first book of poetry, Like Some First Human Being is scheduled for publication in November, 2006. [Jim Chastain's Homepage]
Ken Chen received his B.A. degree in English from U.C. Berkeley and J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2005. He was born and grew up in California. His parents are immigrants from Taiwan. Chen is the author of a collection of poems, Juvenilia, published by Yale University Press in 2010. [Ken Chen's website] [Wikipedia]
is a poet, actor, and lawyer in Tallahassee, Florida, where he lives with his poet-wife, Ginny Grimsley; his five-year-old, demagogue-daughter, Eliot; his shaman-pug, Owen; and his provocateur-calicos, Abbey and Gracie. His poetry has appeared in Antioch Review, The Quarterly, The Cape Rock, and elsewhere.
David Childers is a Mt. Holly, North Carolina criminal lawyer, poet,
and musician. [David
Childers Digital Home] Poems: [The
Father of Wolves] [They
Cursed Him] [Gastonia]
the Country Auditorium] [Rainy
Bentina Chisolm obtained her B.A. from North Carolina State University and her J.D. is from the University of Michigan (1994). Her poem, "Our Pain," appears in the Michigan Journal of Gener & Law (Vol. 2: 1, 1994).
William S. Chillingworth
Willima s. Chillingworth is a retired State District Court Judge who resides in Hawaii.
Chicago, Illinois [myspace.com bio]
Nelson Christensen is the author of Five Years of Bad Coffee:
A White-Collar Criminal Does Blue-Collar Time (iUniverse, 2005).
He writes about his experience in prison where he writes songs and
poetry about his prison life.
D.L. Christian, an author of poetry and fiction, is a founding
member of the Phoenix law firm, Harper, Christian, Dichter &
Graif, P.C. His law practice is focused on civil litigation. Christian
obtained his undergraduate degree in 1972 and his law degree in
1975, both from Arizona State University. [Source:
D.L. Christian, Selected Poems Excerpted from Pocket Change, 41
Ariz. Att'y 37 (April 2005); Martindale Hubbell]
Madison Christian is an attorney in Westlake Village, Calfironia.
His practice includes residential mortage lending and real estate
finance. He graduated from Pacific McGeroge School of Law in 1990
and obtained his undergraduate degree fro the University of Utah
in 1987. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
and has published poetry and other writings.
Sofia Cicatrize is an ttorney and freelance writer. Her essays have appeared in the Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and American Enterprise.
Joe Cilluffo is a practicing attorney. His poems have appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Apiary, The New Purlieu Review and Adanna Literary Journal.
Oscar S. Cisneros
Oscar Cisneros was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1974 and raised in Brownsville, Texas. After attending the University of Texas-Brownsville, he gradated from the University of Texas-Austin, and studied law at UC Berkley School of Law. He was, as of this writing, senior technology licensing attorney for a major motion picture studio in the Los Angeles area. He wrote and published his first book of poetry, The Flower Queen, while in law school; he is also the author of The History of Dying Stars: A Book of Poetry and Art (Old Man Whimsley & Co., 2011) [Oscar S. Cisneros]
Rebecca Clark works as an attorney coordinating a Volunteer
Lawyer Program. Her poetry has appeared in various journals, including,
Ilya’s Honey, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice,
and Gumball Poetry. She resides in Bow, Washington with her
husband and daughter. ["Confinement"]
Robert E. Clark
Robert Clark is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago. His poetry has appeared in the Chicago literary journal LVNG. He lives in San Francisco.
Roger E. Clark
Roger E. Clark is a Colorado lawyer and served as president
of the Colorado Bar Association. [See: Roger E.
Clark, The Colorado Lawyer Poetry Contest;Lawyers and Their
Muses, 35 (9) The Colorado Lawyer 35 (2006)]
David Clowers is an Egg Harbor, Wisconsin attorney. He obtained an MA in English from the University of Micigan in 1965 and taught at Drake University for 3 years. He then received his law degree from the University of Chicago and went into practice in Milwaukee. He was a
featured poet at the UU Dickenson Poetry Series, 2009. He is the author of a chapbook, Shedding My Three Piece Birthday Suit (Birchwinds Press, 2010).
Carleasa A. Coates
Carleasa Coates is a poet, writer, and trial attorney. She lives and works in Washington, D.C. Coates obtained her BA from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. and her J.D. from Harvard. She has been a Cave Canem fellow since 2002. [poems]
William S. Cohen
"William S. Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine, in 1940. After
graduating from Bowdoin College, where he was a Latin major and
an All-State basketball player, in 1962, he received his law degree
from the Boston University Law School in 1965. Admitted to the bar
in that same year, he became a partner in a Bangor law firm and,
in 1968, Assistant County Attorney for Penobscot County. He was
first elected to public office as a city council member in Bangor,
a position in which he served from 1969 to 1972, and became the
major of that city for the 1971 to 1972 term.
In 1972, Cohen walked 600 miles through Maine's Second
Congressional District while campaigning for a seat in the House
of Representatives; he was elected to Congress in that year, was
re-elected in 1974, and again in 1976."
jacket bio, William S. Cohen, Of Sons and Seasons (New York:
Simon and Schuster, 1978)]
Cohen served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives
and was elected to the Senate in 1978 where he served three terms
(1979-1997) where he was recognized as an expert on defense and
international issues, health care, and government procurement. Cohen
served as Secretary of Defense from January, 1997 to January, 2001.
Cohen is now chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group,
a strategic business consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. [William
Cohen is the author of two collections of verse: Of
Sons and Seasons (Simon and Schuster, 1978); A
Baker's Nickel (William Morrow and Company, 1986).
Elizabeth J. Coleman
Elizabeth Coleman served from 1998 to 2001 as national civil rights director at the Anti-Defamation League. From 2001 to 2005 she was Executive Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, where she supervised the New York State Trial Lawyers' Institute's legal education programs.
In 2006, Coleman I founded and became president of Professional Stress Management Solutions, Ltd., which teaches stress management to attorneys and other professionals. She is also president of the Beatrice R. & Joseph A. Coleman Foundation for environmental and social justice.
Coleman was a co-founder and Director of the Senior Citizens Law Project of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society; a consumer law specialist at the Georgia Legal Services Program; and a partner at the law firms of Martin, McDuffie & Coleman and Stroup & Coleman. She is co-author of Commerical and Consumer Warranties: Drafting, Performing and Litigating (Matthew Bender 1987).
Coleman's poetry has been published in The Phoenicia Times and Newstar Philippines and will appear in The Lyric.
Coleman is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. [Elizabeth J. Coleman] [Born, Again: A Life Re-Examined]
Steven J. Conifer
Steve Conifer obtained his law degree at West Virginia University. He practiced law in West Virginia and now lives in Clarksville, Tennessee. Conifer is the author of several novels, short story collections and two memoirs. A short offering of his poems, Decades: Poems in Three Parts was self-published in 2013.
was born on the Upper West side of Manhattan and educated in the public schools of New York and Connecticut. He entered Yale University and, having enrolled in the NROTC at Yale, was sworn in as an Ensign in June, 1943. His first assignment was to a ship based in San Francisco, and he spent the next three years in the Central Pacific and Caribbean aboard PCs (anti-submarine vessels.) He then returned to Yale where he graduated from the Yale Law School from in 1948. He then went to San Francisco, where he has practiced law for sixty years, primarily in trial practice. He left the active practice of law in 1997. Searching for something to keep his mind active, he took up writing at the age of 79, and ever since has written personal essays and poetry. He has made no serious effort to publish, although some of his work has appeared in the State Bar Magazine and in various private club publications. He divides his time between San Francisco and Sonoma County.
T.J. Conley is a Minneapolis lawyer with the firm, Leonard,
Street and Deinard.
Carolyn (C.H.) Conner
[C.H. Conner's poetry]
Aryn Conrad obtained her J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a Ph.D. from Duke University. She is currently
a trial attorney in Robins Kaplan's Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group, where she advocates for individuals and companies involved in disputes over trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other forms of intellectual property.
Bette Anne Kester Conrad
Janet E. Conroy
Janet Conroy was born in Queens, New York in 1963. She currently resides part-time in both New York and Montana, while maintaining a full time position at her law firm in New York, specializing in real rroperty law. She occasionally works as an adjunct professor, teaching Critical and Analytical Thinking and Real Estate Law, at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, New York. She received her AA in 1983, BA in 1986, and her J.D. in 1990.
Conroy's work has been published in The Village Times, The Pathfinder, and other periodicals. She tells us that she plans to give up the active practice of law and concentrate on writing full time when she and her family permanently move to Montana in late 2005.
Conroy has received numerous awards for her Pro Bono legal work, her volunteer work with EEDA, an organization assisting autistic and developmentally disabled children and adults, her Sponsorship of North Shore Little League, acting as volunteer Judge in Local High School Moot Court Competitions, her assistance to Habitat for Humanity, and assorted other various charitable and community endeavors. [Personal communication with Janet Conroy, January 26, 2005 and previously]
George Constable a Maryland attorney, is now a theologian and poet.
MIles Coon graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962. He served
as a trial attorney for several years at the SEC and then as a partner
in his own firm with three other SEC colleagues. Coon then left
law practice, worked in a family business for thirty years, and
in 1999 entered Sarah Lawrence's MFA program in Poetry Writing under
the mentorship of Thomas Lux. He graduated from the MFA program
in 2003. Coon's poetry appears in Key West: A Collection.
Cynthia Cooper is a Miami lawyer and poet.
Dawn Coppock is an Appalachian advocate, lawyer, and mediator. Her poems have appeared in Now and Then, The Mossy Creek Reader and Wind. She lives on a farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.
James A. Costello
Stephen W. Cogar
Stephen Cogar is a native of Arthurdale, West Virginia He graduated from Fairmont State College and obtained his law degree from West Virginia University. Cogar spent 25 years with the West Virginia State Police, including duty on the governor's executive protection. [Source: Dominion Post (Morgantown, West Virginia), Jan. 21, 2002, p, 9-A, c. 3]
Dax S. Cowart
Dax Cowart's poem, "A Dance of Life," appears in 14 (3)
Corpus Christi Lawyer (1999). Cowart was born in 1947 and received
his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas-Austin. He
received his J.D. degree from Texas Tech University and was admitted
to practice in 1986. He is with the firm Hilliard & Muñoz in Corpus
David E. Cowen
David Cowen is a trial attorney and author of two collections of poetry, Sixth and Adams (PWE Press, 2001) and The Madness of Empty Spaces (Weasel Press, 2015). He practices law in Galveston, Texas.
George R. Craig
George R. Craig is Pittsburgh lawyer. He published a collection of verse titled, Irreverent Verse (plus some irrelevant as well)(Pittsburgh: Law Club of Pittsburgh,1990)
Richard Craswell is a Professor of Law, at the University of Southern California. His poems, "Ballad of Regulatory Reform" and "On the Importance of Lawyers" appear in Green Bag 2d; "On Publishing Comic Verse in Law Reviews (A Manual of Style)" appears in the Journal of Legal Education.
is a Houston attorney who focuses on civil trial work. He graduated from Brown University in 1973 and received his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1976. His poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Comstock Review, among other journals. Crawford's poetry is featured in Carolyn Tourney Florek (ed.),
Five Inprint Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2003).
Natty Chris attended Drew University (1983-1987); he obtained his J.D. from New York University in 1990. [blog]
Kelly Charles Crabb
An attorney who refers to himself as a "cowboy poet."
John O. Craig, III
Judge Craig was born in 1955 in High, Point North Carolina. He graduated from Davidson College in 1978 and received his law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1982. He was appointed resident judge of the North Carolina Superior Court in 2002 and was elected for an eight-year term that same year. [Judge John O. Craig, III]
Robin Cravey is an attorney, environmental activist, and poet in Austin, Texas. He is the author of several collections of poetry: Night Falls in the Lost Pines, Enchanted Rock, and Other Poems (1989), Mentation, Diverging:Poems (1983). His his imprint, Titled Planet Press, he has published Titled Planet Poems and Titled Planet Tales. [Law Office of Robin Cravey]
A. Jay Cristol
Jay Cristol is a U.S. bankruptcy judge, poet, author, and
pilot. Cristol attened the University of Miami, became a Navy pilot
(serving on the U.S.S. Princeton flying anti-submarine
patrols off the coast of Korea), and then returned to the University
of Miami for his law degree. He worked briefly with Eastern Airlines,
and joined the Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps as a reservist.
He was appointed a U.S. bankruptcy judge in 1984. [Source:
James H. Burnett III, "Renaisance Man: Judge, Poet, Author,
Pilot—Jay Cristol has led a full life, The Miami Herald,
November 13, 2006]
is a civil rights attorney. A chapbook of her poems, Growing Girls, was published by Writing Knights Press. Sources report that she working on a historical fiction novel, a collection of haiku poems, and documentary film projects with her sister's film company, Koncept Films. Criswell lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
David La Crois is the former attorney attorney for Crystal River,
Florida and is now city attorney in Brooksville. He is the author
of Love Poems for the Romance-Challenged: All Occasion Rhymes
for Tongue-Tied Lovers. La Croix was admitted to practice in
John Crouch is an Arlington, Virginia divorce lawyer.
David Crump is a law professor at the University of Houston.
He is also a novelist and author of A Miltonic Sonnet about Being
Given The Game Ball after a Play in Right Field ... and 51 other
Modern Poems in Sonnet Form (Strictly Books, Inc., 2001).
Laura Pichardo-Cruz is a poverty lawyer. She was born and raised in Miami, and now lives in Orlando.
Cameron Cunningham is a Santa Rosa, California lawyer. He lives
outside Sebastopol, California. He is a painter and a poet. He obtained
his J.D. from the University of Texas-Austin in 1967 and was admitted
to practice in California in 1978. He attended undergraduate school
at Texas Tech where he graduated in 1961.
Gregory Dyer Curtis
Gregory Curtis is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lawyer. [Source:
Donald Milled, Public Art Commissions Need Local Flavor, Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, July 2, 1994]
Noah D. Cutler
Noah Cutler retired from the practice of law in 2007. He reads
poetry throughout the Philadelphia area, but has published little
of his work. Cutler hosts a quarterly poetry series at Bolingbroke
Mansion in Radnor, Pennyslvaia and has a short story that appears
in Fox Chase Review. He claims not to miss the world of commercial
and industrial real estate law where he made his living for most
of his adult life.
Cutler was born in 1947. He attended high school in
Philadelphia, and received his B.S. from Penn State in 1967. After
graduation, he went to New York City to work for Ted Bates in advertising.
He entered law school in 1968 at Villanova, and graduated with a
J.D. in 1971. He subsequently attended the University of Pennsylvania
for a semester and a half to take science courses in preparation
for medical school and a career in forensic medicine, but events
in his personal life took him back to his legal career. He worked
in-house for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company until 1975,
where he was vice president and associate counsel. In 1975, he decided
to start his own practice to focus on real estate and related areas.
Eventually, he formed two larger law firms of which he was president.
After surviving a year fighting cancer, in 2000 he joined a larger
firm of counsel, where he handled a select group of clients. [Source:
Personal communication with Noah D. Cutler, April, 2010]
Melissa K. Dagodag
Melissa Dagodag obtained her undergraduate and Masters
degrees at Stanford University, and her J.D. degree from UCLA in
2000. She practices law in Santa Monica, Calfiornia and writes poetry
that she presents at spoken word events.
John Daley, the author of a collection of poetry, Not Guilty (
Del Martian Press, 2005), is a trial lawyer in Southern California. He specializes in the defense of prisoners facing the death penalty.
Tamir Damari was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from the State University of New York in 1992 and received his law degree George Washington University in 1995. He practices commercial litigation in Washington, DC with Stanley H. Goldschmidt. He was admitted to practice in 1995. [Source: Personal communication with Tamir Damari, April 28, 2005]
George H. Daranyi
George H. Daranyi was born in Lima, Peru in 1957. He became
an attorney in 1983 and is in private practice in Tucson, Arizona.
Nat David (the poetry pen name for Evanston and Chicago, Illinois
attorney, N. David Kornfeld) was born, August 12, 1956 in Chicago.
He grew up in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois and now resides in
Deerfield. He attended the University of Illinois-Champain-Urbana
and graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1981. He started
his own law practice in Evanston in 1983 and now specializes in
Social Security disability law. Heartdance, a collection
of poetry, which won the Carl Sandburg Award for poetry was self-published
in 1989. In 1990 David founded and edited Hammers ("an
end of millennium irregular poetry magazine") which ceased
publication in 1997. [Personal communication with
Mike Davidson lives in Chicago where he serves as a
public defender. His writing includes short stories and poems. He
was featured in the Emerging Artists Project and "Memoirs" at the
Cafe Voltaire in Chicago.
Kim Davis is a poet and author of fiction. Her work has appeared
in Iowa Review, Nimrod International Journal, Cairn,
Briar Cliff Review, and Literal Latte. She obtained
her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her law degree from
Boston University School of Law, and her MFA from Emerson College.
A former practicing attorney, she now teaches creative writing at
the Cambridge Center in Harvard Square. She now resides in Hingham,
[Kim's Craft Blog]
Michael Davis graduated from Haverford College in 1974. He is the
author of a novel, In the Evenings Dark Edges, and a collection
of poetry, Shots of Shady Faces. He resides, so far as
we know, in Eugene, Oregon.
Olena Kalytiak Davis
Olena Kalytiak Davis, a first-generation Ukrainian-American, was born on September
16, 1963. She grew up in Detroit and has since lived in San Francisco,
Prague, Lviv, Paris, Chicago, and the isolated Yup'ik community
of Bethel, Alaska.
Davis studied at Wayne State University, University
of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. Her poetry has appeared
in Best American Poetry 1995, New England Review,
Poetry Northwest, Michigan Quarterly Review, Field,
Indiana Review, and has been anthologized in The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Middlebury College Press, 1999), American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000), and The Pushcart Prize 2001 XXV: Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Press, 2001). Davis's "Prose of the World Order" appears in Lyn Hejinian & David Lehman (eds.), The Best American Poetry, 2004 (Scribner Poetry, 2004).
Davis's first collection of poetry, And Her Soul
Out Of Nothing, was published by the University of Wisconsin
Press in 1997. In 2003, St. Martin's Press published her latest
collection, Shattered Sonnets Love Cards and Other Off and Back
Handed Importunities. ["The
Small Number"] [Interview]
Adam Day is a law student (or so reports a bio in Agni).
Day was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his
MFA in creative writing at New York University, where he was poetry
editor for the program’s literary journal, Washington Square.
His poems have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review,
Guernica, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Crab
Orchard Review, Seattle Review, Antioch Review,
Salmagundi, Indiana Review, Notre Dame Review,
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and the Arts, and Hotel
America. His work is included in Best New Poets 2008. Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, 2015)
Kate Nace Day
Kate Nace Day is a professor of law, at Suffolk University. Day is the author of short fiction, as well as poetry. Her poem, "An Elegy: Death of Blue Waters," appears in 8 N.Y. City U. L. Rev. 447 (2005)(a symposium issue in honor of the work of Ruth Ann Robson). [Legal Studies Forum, vol. 31, pp. 449-450 (2007): "An Elegy: Death of Blue Waters"]
F. Robert L. Dean
[source: Washington Post, Dec. 31, 1998)]
Jeffery Deaver is known for his suspense novels and has been
a full-time author for ten years. He is a reformed poet, a former
folksinger, songwriter, and music research.
Deaver was born in Chicago. He received a journalism
degree from the University of Missouri and set out to be a poet
and songwriter. He then obtained his law degree from Fordham University
and practiced law on Wall Street for eight years during the 1980s.
His novels have been frequently nominated for Edgar Awards by the
Mystery Writers of America and he has received two Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine's Awards for Best Short Story of the Year. Deaver
lives in Virginia. [See: Mike Ashley, The
Mammouth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (Carroll &
Graf Publishers, 2002)]
James N. Decoulos
James Decoulos is a lawyer in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Allison Leigh DeFrees
Allison DeFrees is a Texas and New York immigration attorney and
poet. There are rumors that DeFrees is a Texan. She published, in
2005, a collection of poetry titled Glass Bones. We continue
to search for it. ["Tell
the Story of Your Father's Life" & "In Praise of One
William S. DeFord
William DeFord is a partner at Dufford Waldeck in Colorado and, according to his partner profile page on the firm website is a published poet.
Jan Dejnožka (pronounced Yon DAY-no-shka) was born on December 20, 1951 in Saratoga Springs, New York/ He obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1979 from the University of Iowa and a JD in law in 1996 from the University of Michigan. He taught philosophy at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Naval Academy, was a Visiting Scholar in Law and Philosophy in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, and a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Union College. He is the author of The Growth of a Thinker: A Chapbook of Poems.
Anita Dellaria is co-founder and editor of Bird's Thumb, an online literary journal devoted to discovering and publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from emerging writers. She is also a poet and former educator and lawyer.
Orlando E. Delogu
Orlando Delogu, Professor of Law, University of Maine is a civil leader who has served on various boards, councils and commissions. He is the author of law review articles, legal treatises, and a book of poetry, Ruminations (Press-22, 1986). [My thanks to Professor Matthew Anderson who alerted me to the fact that Professor Delogu was a poet.]
Lisa J. Demsky
Lisa Demsky's poem, "Judge," appears in the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law (Vol. 5: 525, 1999). She obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996, clerked for the Honorable Cynthia H. Hall, 9th Cir., 1996-1997, and then joined Munger, Tolles, & Olson in litigation practice in Los Angeles. From 1997 to 1998, she was a visiting lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School. [Firm bio/profile]
John Dennison studied at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria and obtained his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University. He graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1977. Dennison began his legal career in Ohio as a trial lawyer; his practice is now limited to business, technology, and estate planning. He is a published poet and author. [Dennison & Dennison]
is a litigation attorney, poet and world traveler. She was born in Key West, but now resides in Ada, Oklahoma. [Dania Deschamps]
John DesCamp was a lawyer and investment banker. He is the author of Along the Way, a collection of his poetry, published by Wild Mountain Press in 2008.
Christine DeSimone was born in Los Angeles in 1977.
She received her J.D. degree from the University of California,
Hastings College of Law in 2001. She has been a poet and artist
since 1993 and is currently in private practice outside of San Francisco.
Sherri Dewitt is the author of Ups and Downs, A Book of Nonlinear
Michael Diamond is an environmental lawyer. He is the author of
If You Can Keep It: A Constitutional Roadmap to Environmental Security (Brass Ring Press, 1996).
Francis J. Discala, Sr.
Franicis Discala is a criminal lawyer. [poems]
Peter Dizozza provided the following biographical
sketch: "I'm a lawyer specializing in litigation and negotiation
in the personal injury field. I consider myself a poet the way Cocteau
did. I am also New York City Liaison for the anti-folk community
which means I get them permits and permission to do things like
have park concerts and parades. I'm part of that east village scene
in that I live there, enjoy the performers and play a monthly piano
set as part of these antifolk festivals, one of which is currently
underway. I graduated from St. John's Law in 1986. I was born in
1958." [Personal communication with Peter Dizozza] [Wikipedia]
Larry Joe Doherty is, as of 2003, in his third season as the judge
on the courtroom series, "Texas Justice." Doherty presides
in the series program as arbitrator/judge and makes legally binding
decisions in civil cases.
As senior partner in the firm of Doherty & Wagner,
Doherty concentrated his practice on legal malpractice cases. He
obtained his J.D. degree from the University of Houston in 1970
and was admitted to practice in Texas that same year. Doherty has
a self-published collection of poetry titled Jody (with a
CD of Doherty reading his poetry). [Personal communication with Larry Joe Doherty] [Larry Joe Doherty] [Wikipedia]
Oonagh Dohert was born in Scotland, and grew up in the United Kingdom and the United States. Her poetry has appeared in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, Crannog, Margie, William and Mary Review, and Existere. She now works as a legal services attorney in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Rose Susan Eugenia Dorsey
Rose Dorsey practices law in Franklin, Louisiana. She came to our attention
as a poetry by way of a biographical profile in Jonetta Barras-Abney
& Sheila Ann Crider (eds.), A Handbook of Washington, D.C.'s
African American Poets 1900-Present ([Washington, D.C.] IPSAAW
& Charisma Youth Organization, 1979). Dorsey was born in
1950, attended Southern University where she obtained her B.S. and
J.D. degrees. She was admitted to practice in 1981.
Lee W. Doty
W. Doty practices health law in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her law degree from Georgetown University. In addition to poetry, Doty is an author of short fiction.
Mary Dougherty is an attorney mediator and judge in Corrales,
New Mexico. Her poetry is included in In Company: An Anthology
of New Mexico Poets After 1960 (University of New Mexico Press,
Charles R. Douthat
Charles Douthat's first collection, Blue for Oceans was
published by The New Haven Review Press in 2010. Three poems from Blue for Oceans were featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Alamanc. Douthat was born
in California and graduated from Stanford University. He practices
in a small litigation firm in New Haven, Connecticut where he specializes in plaintiff's medical malpractice and serious injury cases. He has been selected for membership in Outstanding Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in America. His poems have appeared in Frogpond,
New York Quarterly, Concho River Review, Wisconsin
Review, Urthona Magazine, Connecticut Review,
and other magazines and journals. [Charles Douthat website] [Interview] [Law
firm profile] [Connecticut
Medical Malpractice Lawyer YouTube video] ["Mendocino"]
David R. Dow
David R. Dow is a professor of law, at the University of
John A. Doyle, Jr.
Johy Doyle is a poet and lawyer practicing immigration law based in
Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a former military lawyer. He obtained his undergraduate
degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Loyola University
School of Law (New Orleans).
Mark Doyle is an immigration lawyer.
Rich Doyle is a Bucksport, Maine trial lawyer. His poems have been widely published, and he is the author of a one-act play, Regalia, selected as the winner of the 2001 Maine Playwrights Contest.
Robert Doyle was
born at Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1937. He attended public schools and graduated from Holy Cross College in 1959, and obtained his law degree from Georgetown in 1963. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1961, mostly at the Pentagon on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He has practiced law in Northampton from 1963 to the present and has been active in Democratic politics ("it seems forever"). A self-described liberal "lefty," he lives in the foothills of the Berkshires. With his friend and colleague, Peter D'Errico, he has, over the past decade, represented many traditional native peoples and nations. He is married to Poppy McCluskey and they have eight children.
Sherri Felt Dratfield
Sherri Felt Dratfield graduated from Goucher College with majors in drama and English (concentration in poetry writing), received an MFA in Acting from the University of Denver, and a JD, from NYU. Dratfield has worked as an actress, theater producer, and an attorney specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment law. She is the author of two chapbooks, both by Finishing Line Press, The City (2013) and Water Vigils (forthcoming, 2014).
Liz Drayer was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from George Washington University. She has practiced environmental law, energy law, and arbitration. Her short fiction, essays and poems have appeared in literary journals and newspapers.
Bruce Ducker was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New Yoerk. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth (1960, his M.A. at Columbia University 1963), and his law degree from Columbia in 1964. He practiced corporate law in Colorado. He is the author of the following novels: Rule by Proxy (Crown, 1975), Failure at the Mission Trust (Freundlich Books, 1986), Bankroll (E.P. Dutton, 1989), Marital Assets (Permanent Press, 1993), Lead Us Not Into Penn Stations (Permanent Press, 1995), Bloodlines (Permanent Press, 2000), Mooney in Flight (MacAdam/Cage, 2003). His poetry has appeared in
Poetry, The Quarterly, Commonwealth, New York Quarterly, The Yale Review, Appalachia, The Literary Review, Press, and The Writer's Forum. [Wikipedia]
Nancy Kay Dudek
Richard Duffee, now retired from the practice of law, resides in Stamford, Connecticut [source: Westport News, Sept. 13, 2006]
Sheila M. Dugan
Sheila Dugan is a defense attorney.
Kelli Lynn Dunaway
Kelli Dunaway was born in 1974 and received her B.A. from Southern
Illinois University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. She was
admitted to practice in 2000.
Betty Wolf Duncan
Betty Wolf Duncan was born in Montana in 1930 and raised in
southeastern Montana's cattle country. She later lived in Texas
and California. She married a rancher whose grandfather settled
in the Montana territory in the early 1880s. In later years, Duncan
operated a cattle ranch in southern Iowa, with her husband, daughter
and son-in-law, while continuing her work as a lawyer. Duncan received
her B.S. degree from Rocky Mountain College, and her law degree
from Drake University in 1974. She served as a prosecutor for three
years, for ten years as legal counsel and Director of the Regulatory
Division of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and for eight years
as an Administrative Law Judge hearing tax cases. She retired in
1995. [poems] [Betty Wolf Duncan]
lives in Santa Fe where she works for the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Aklilu Dunlap makes his home in Minneapolis, where he practices
law. He majored in English at Colorado College and received his
law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. When not
engaged in legal endeavors, he trains for marathon races. His poetry,
fiction, and essays have appeared in Bench and Bar, Law
and Inequality, Evergreen Chronicles, Owen Wister
Review, New York Native, Wolfhead Quarterly, Whiskey
Island Magazine, Ebbing Tide, Whiskey Island and
Amethyst. A small selection of Dunlap's poetry appears in
12 Law & Inequality Journal 147 (1993).
Bridget Rose Duquette
[The Room Painted Blue — website]
Michael Durgavich is an attoney in San Jose, California. He was born 1964. He obtained B.A. from the University of Virginia, his J.D. from California Western School of Law, and was admitted to law practice 1994.
Penelope Dyan is an educator who became a lawyer. She graduated from San Diego State University and obtained he law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She is the author of a book of poems, Walk on the Child's Side (Bellissima Publishing, 2007).
Jeffery L. Dye
Jeffery Dye was educated at the University of California, Berkeley (A.B.
1965; M.A. 1967) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1973). He practices
law in Portland, Oregon. His poetry has appeared in New Letters,
Threepenny Review, Atlanta Review, Green Mountains
Review, Flyway and William & Mary Review.
He has worked as a forest fire fighter, truck driver, airline
passenger agent, baker, and teacher, and served as a Peace Corps
volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa.
Jonathan Dyer was born in 1957. He received his B.A. from the University
of Maryland and his J.D. from the University of California, Davis.
He was admitted to practice in 1989, practiced law in Napa, California, but is now a high school social sciences teacher.
Hal Dygert writes hard-boiled crime fiction and poetry. His poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review. Dygert has worked as a lawyer and a geologist,
J. Michael Eakin
J. Michael Eakin was elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2001,
having previously served as a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior
Court and as a county prosecutor. Judge Eakin is known, on occasion,
to render his opinions in verse. Judge Eakin was born in Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania in 1948 and obtained his law degree from the Dickinson
School of Law.
Simon Peter Eggertsen
Simon Peter Eggertsen was born in Kansas and raised in Utah. He studied at BYU,Virginia, and Queens' College (Cambridge). Trained as a lawyer, he spent most of his professional years working and teaching in the area of international public health. His work has appeared in
Soundings Review, Nimrod, Vallum (Canada), Atlanta Review, Dialogue, Salt River Review, and elsewhere.
Julie Ehret is a commercial litigator in Dallas. She was born in 1956. She obtained her B.A. from Bradley University, her J.D. from Southern Methodist University, and was admitted to practice law 1984.
Dick Eiden is a retired lawyer; a resident of Oceanside, California.
He wrote poetry throughout his career as a lawyer. He is the founder,
in 2001, of Sunside Poets, a mostly Sunday afternoons gathering
of poets who meet at the Flying Bridge restaurant in Oceanside.
Susan Garner Eisenman
Susan Eisenman practices law in Columbus, Ohio. She obtained her
B.A. in 1971 from Ohio State, and her J.D. from Ohio State in 1973.
Her poetry has appeared in the National Resolve Newsletter,
Adopter's Advocate, and Children of Open Adoption.
Marc Ellis was born in 1952 at Wichita
Falls, Texas. He attended Troy State University and received his
law degree from the University of Alabama Law School in 1990. He
is an immigration lawyer, composer, playwright, and poet. He lives, or did live, in New Orleans. His plays include The Pollster which was
performed in 1992 at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and
was a Finalist in the Southern Playwrights Competition. His music
includes "Fields of Vision" by the Half-Moon Duo (Chelsea
Records, 1985). [Marc Ellis] [Marc Ellis]
Russell Endo was born in 1956. He graduated from Yale and received his law
degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Endo was admitted to practice law in 1981.
In 2001, he received an Emerging Artist Fellowship in Poetry from
the Delaware Division of the Arts. We first learned of his poetry
by way of his poems published in a 2002 issue of Poetry. ["Coconut Don Fu Delight"]
Diane Engle is a member of the Washington State Bar. She is a
musician, pianist, and writer. Her work has appeared in The
Formalist, Calopooya Collgage, Elf Magazine,
Pearl, ENovi (U.K.), Queen's Quarterly (Canada),
Sparrow, Karamu, The Muse Strikes Back. ["Diana
of the Ephesians"]
Todd D. Epp
Todd Epp is a Harrisburg, South Dakota lawyer and poet. [resume][Facebook]
Henry Epstein practices law and conducts administrative hearings in San Francisco. He is an artist, poet, and teacher, as well as a being a lawyer. [Epstein's website] [a poem:
"Mango, Only Mango"]
Noura Erakat is a Palestinian-American activist and lawyer based in the Washington D.C. area. Her poetry has appeared in Mizna, Cipatli, and the Incite Anthology.
Margaret Erickson is
an attorney with a legal aid office in southwestern Minnesota.
Thomas J. Erickson
was born in 1960 and grew up in Kohler, Wisconsin. He received a BA from Beloit College in English Composition and a law degree from Marquette University. His poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Quiddity International Literary Review, Mad Poet's Review, The New Poet, and Slant. He is an attorney in Milwaukee where he is a member of the Hartford Avenue Poets.
writes haiku. He worked as editor of UU Sangha, the journal of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship. Ertman retired after thirty years as a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn in
1957 and his family is from Puerto Rico. Espada's writing reflects his Puerto Rican heritage
and his work as a tenant lawyer. Espada's
poems have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Harper's,
The Nation, and Best American Poetry. His first book
of essays, entitled Zapata's Disciple, and was published
by South End Press. He
is the editor of Poetry Like Bread: Poets of the Political Imagination and El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry. Espada
is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English
at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. [Martín Espada]
Elliot Essman is an author, editor, publisher, poet, attorney, and business consultant. He is a native of New York. His poetry has appeared in various publications, and he is the author of Malls of Delight (poetry) and 1968 (poetry).
Bob Estes practices law and poetry on the Square in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is the past president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and past chair of the Fayetteville Planning Commission. [Contibutor's bio, 3 Poeisa 55 (January, 2005)]
born 1947. He obtained both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Arkansas. He was admitted to practice in 1975.
Practices law in Philadelphia. [blog]
Tonya Marie Evans
Tonya Marie Evans is a lawyer in Philadelphia who practices in the
area of estate planning and entertainment and is an associate at
Pepper Hamilton LLP. She spent several years as a tennis pro. Evans
is the author of Seasons of Her: A Collection of Poetry (Philadelphia:
FYOS Publishing, 1999) and Shine! [video clip of Tonya Evans and her mother talking about their law practice]
Louis S. Faber
Louis Farber is a Rochester, New York corporate lawyer. He received
his M.F.A. from Goddard College. His poetry has appeared in various
journals. He is the author of two collections of poetry: The
Right to Depart: New and Selected Poems (Plainview Press, 2008)
and We Are Pleased to Inform You: The Collected Published Poems
of Louis Faber (HevFab Publications, 2005).
Richard Falk received his law degree from Yale Law School, and subsequently
a J.S.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Between 1955 and 1961 he
taught at the College of Law at Ohio State University and from 1961
to 2001 was on the faculty of Princeton University. He was appointed
the Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice
at Princeton in 1965. From 2002 to the present, he has been Visiting
Professor, Global Studies, at the University of California, Santa
Barbara. Over the years he has appeared in many cases as an expert
witness on international law issues. His most recent books include
The Great Terror War (Olive Branch Press, 2003), Human
Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in a Globalizing World
(Routledge, 2001), and Law in an Emerging Global Village: A Post-Westphalian
Perspective (Transnational Publishers, 1999). Falk serves as
a member of the Editorial Board of The Nation. ["Humanity and Humanity," an audio presentation of a poem by Falk] ["Iraq War Begins" -- audio presentation]
Mark Falkin, founding partner of a Dallas law firm, is now in
solo practice in Austin, Texas, where he focuses on entertainment
and intellectual property law and small business clients. Falkin
received his B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1993
and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law
Falkin is not only a poet but a short story writer, lyricist, and vocalist for the Dallas rock band— lackhammer—which
plays Texas venues. Falkin grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Falkin's new novel, Days of Grace, was published in 2005 and he has a new chapbook of poetry which will be available in the days ahead. [Mark
Falkin] ["Cheating at Poetry"] ["Better Best"] ["September Song"] ["untitled"] ["Less Far Too Fall"] — a story] ["Accident, with Injury" — a story]
Laura V. Fargas
Laura Fargas was born in Berkeley, California in 1953 and was
raised in Los Angeles and Galveston, Texas. She received her undergraduate
degree from the University of California (comparative literature
and classic Greek), her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania,
and a degree from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Fargas lives in Washington,
D.C. She worked as attorney in the Office of the Solicitor,
U.S. Department of Labor where she litigated occupational safety and health
cases for the government. She teaches at the Writers Center in
Fargas is the author of two poetry collections, Reflecting What Light We Can't Absorb (Riverstone Press, 1993) and
An Animal of the Sixth Day (Texas Tech University Press, 1996). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Atlantic Monthly, Gargoyle, Alaska Quarterly Review and other journals. A selection of Fargas’s poems drawn from her published work and from The Green of Ordinary Times, an unpublished collection, appeared in the Legal Studies Forum in 2008. [Poem:
"Closer" :: "To the Person Who Stole My Camera"] [My thanks to Tom Mayo for alerting
me to Laura Fargas's work. This biographcial information about Fargas is
based, in part, on a biographical sketch found in Reflecting What Light
We Can't Absorb 23 (Riverstone Press, 1993)]
Paul Fattaruso obtained his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He did an MFA in Poety at the Univrsity of Massachusetts-Amherst where he received his B.A. Fattaruso is the author of both fiction and poetry. His novels
include Travel in the Mouth of the Wolf (Soft Skull Press, 2004) and Bicycle
Akashic Books, 2008). He has a collection of poems titled, Village
Carved from an Elephant's Tusk (that, so far as we can determine, remains unpublished).
Russell J. Fee
Russ Fee is a former civil rights attorney; he now teaches elementary school in the Chicago area. Fee is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. His poems have appeared in Barnwood Poetry Magazine and Potato Hill Poetry, among other journals, and authored a book of poems about his teaching experiences titled, A Dash of Expectation (Poems of the Classroom)(Boreas Press, 2003). Fee lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
Victoria T. Ferrara
Vicki Ferrara is a singer-songwriter and lawyer from Fairfield, Connecticut. Her 2012 collection of poetry is titled Ribbons in the Wind (Cratespace, 2012). She sings and plays with The Dini Band.
[Source: article about litigation initiated by the Nevada lawyer and poet, Blake Field]
is the author of the chapbooks The Tide (Pilot Books,
2010) and On Animate Life: Its Profligacy, Organ Meats, etc. (Poetry Society of America, 2006). Her poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Conduit, Sixth Finch, and jubilat. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and studies law in New York City, where she is the managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts.
A lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [Anthony Fejfar]
Roza Ferdowsmakan is an Iranian-born writer and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. She received her J.D. from Villanova University and her B.A. in English Literature from Arizona State University. Her chapbook, Strangers in the Skies of the Dead was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. In an interview, Ferdowsmakan observed that: "I have not felt or seen any cross-over or influence from my practice of law to my writing of poetry or vice-versa. I think the two are on different playing fields and perhaps consciously, perhaps unconsciously, I have chosen to keep them separate as they encompass two very different parts of me."
Blake Field is a Las Vegas, Nevada lawyer.
[Field litigation involving Google]
Dayvid Figler was born and raised in Las Vegas. He is a practicing
lawyer with the Nevada's Clark County Public Defender's Office and
recipient of the 1998 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship for Performance
Poetry. He is a commentator on KNPR's weekly radio program, "It
Ain't Necessarily So." He serves on the Board of Directors
of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. [Dayvid
Figler] [See, "Dayvid Figler: Las Vegas Judge/Poet/Radio/Fiction
Guy," in Gary Mex Glazner, How to Make a Life as a Poet
189-199 (Brooklyn, New York: Soft Skull Press, 2006)]
David Filer grew up in the California desert. He received his
undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of
California-Santa Barbara, and then taught junior high school in
San Diego and Eugene, Oregon. After law school, he took up the practice
of law in Oregon in 1981. Filer now resides in Portland, Oregon. His poetry has appeared in Rattle, Cider Press Review, Spring Hill Review, James River Poetry Review, PoetSpeak, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Talking River Review, White Pelican Review, Poetry Depth, The Café Review, Tiger’s Eye Review, Roanoke Review, and Clackamas Literary Review. A chapbook, Night Verse, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005.
Stephen F. Fink
Stephen F. Fink is with the Dallas law firm, Thompson & Knight. We learned of his poetry by way of two poems, "A Stand of Trees" (Poem), 2 Scribes J. Leg. Writing 101 (1991) and "On First Looking Into Spence’s 'Justice'" (Poem), 4 Scribes J. Leg. Writing 145 (1993).
Lynne Finney is an author, poet, educator, psychotherapist,
and former attorney. She is the author of Windows to the Light:
Enriching Your Spirit with Haiku Meditations. She leads workshop
where she makes use of haiku.
Maria Fire writes to the editors at Porcupine (vol.9, #2)(2006): "I began journaling at 13, learned Danish at 17, dragged reindeer antlers off a Norwegian glacier, married at 22, practiced law, found and directed a hospice, dyed my hair purple, provided massage in a psychiatric hospital, and raised two sons." Her poetry has appeared in various journals; she resides in Asheville, North Carolina. Fire is the author of
Knit One, Haiku Too (Adams Media Corp., 2006)
Mark Fischer is a Telluride, Colorado poet, lawyer, skier, and raconteur.
"Thomas Fischer was born in Cincinnati in 1938. He was educated in the schools of that city and earned an A.B. in History at the University of Cincinnati. He studied Law at Loyola University, Chicago, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. He is anticipating a Master's degree in History from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Mr. Fischer has a prestigious career as an attorney, educator and administrator. He is an expert in the field of college law and has written extensively about his seldom mined area. . . ." [dustjacket, Thomas Fischer, Inner Rains (New York: Vantage Press, 1976)]
Joy Deborah Fisher
Law H. Fisher
Law Fisher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1967 and grew
up in Philadelphia, and at age 9 moved to a Philadelphia suburb.
He obtained his law degree from the Humphreys School of Law at the
University of Memphis in 1992 and an LL.M. from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1993. He did his undergraduate work at Pennsylvania
State University, graduating in 1989. Fisher now lives and practices
law in Pittsburgh. He recently received the Poetic Justice Prize
awarded by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [selection
["Out of the Ruins of Metro Hospital Somewhere Near Vine"]
born in Miami in 1966 and grew up in Florida, Boston, and Syracuse. He obtained a Master's in Library and Information Science from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and then his J.D. , in 2005 from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Fitts is the author of
Bad Ass Dogs Don't Do Ballet (Storm Grove Press, 1994). He currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
John M. FitzGerald
John FitzGerald is a poet and attorney in California.
He is the author of a novel in verse, Spring Water (WordTech
Communications, 2005), a novel, Primate, that he has rewritten
as a screenplay, and several collections of poetry, including The
Mind, The Charter of Effects, Question Creation,
The Zeroth Law, and Telling Time by the Shadows.
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
Thomas Fitzpatrick is Las Vegas, Neveda lawyer.
is the author of the chapbooks The Tide (Pilot Books, 2010) and On animate life (Poetry Society of America, 2006). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, Better, Conduit, jubilat, and Sixth Finch. She received her MFA from UMass-Amherst, her law degree from Columbia, and now lives in Boston, where she works as a lawyer.
Rachel Contreni Flynn was born outside Paris, grew up in a small Indiana farming town and now teaches poetry and practices law near Chicago. She studied history and journalism at Indiana University, and obtained her law degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company, specializing in employment law. She received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2001. Her work has appeared in Barrow Street, Florida Review, Epoch, Washington Square, Mississippi Review, and Forklift, Ohio.
Flynn's collection of poetry, Ice, Mouth, Song
was published by Tupelo Press, in 2005. Her latest collection, Haywire,
was published by Bright Hill Press in 2009. Flynn lives in Mundelein,
discussion with Rachel Contreni Flynn] [Rachel
Contreni Flynn website]
is a practicing attorney in Jacksonville, Florida and a writer of fiction and poetry.
Josey Foo lives in Farmington, New Mexico. She works for the Navajo Nation as counsel to the chief justice and as webmaster for the Navajo courts. Foo received her A.B. from Vassar College, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her prose has appeared in The Best American Essays; her first collection of poetry and prose, Endou, was published by Lost Roads Press in 1995. A second collection, Tomie’s Chair, was published in 2002 by Kaya Books. [Josey Foo] [Poet's Sampler]
R. David Fordham
R. David Fordham is a Maryland lawyer and member of the International Society of Poets.
Gary Forrester is a hard man to pigeon-hole. He has practiced law, taught law, and spent time away from the legal profession. He is a singer, musician, poet and writer. He is the author of Houseboating in the Ozarks (Dufour Editions, 2006)(autobiographical in the sense that Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is about the life of Robert Pirsig), a novel, Begotten, Not Made, written, according to Forrester "entirely in free verse in the voice of a demented Brer Rabbit." There are still other writings and a discontinued blog.
Forrester was born in Decatur, Illinois, and grew up in Illinois. After obtaining his law degree, Forrester lived in Australia, taught at the University of Melbourne and took up an active interest in the rights of indigenous peoples. Much of Forrester's folk/country/bluegrass music in the 1980s & 90s was inspired by his stay in Australia. His albums include: Dust on the Bible (RCA Records, 1987, Uluru (Larrikin Records, 1988), and Kamara (Troubadour Records, 1990). Unfortunately, the albums are not readily available in the U.S.
[Wikipedia] [Gary Forrester]
Raymond A. Foss
Raymond Foss was born April 1, 1960 in Westfield, Massachusetts, the
oldest of five children. His family moved to Claremont, New Hampshire
in 1976 after his sophomore year in high school. Foss attended the
University of New Hampshire where he obtained his B.A. in 1982.
After his graduation and obtaining a Master of Public Administration,
he spent 17 years working at the University of New Hampshire.
Foss started started writing poetry while serving
on the Barrington, New Hampshire School Board in 2000. When one
of his first poems received a favorable reaction, he began to write
poetry more regularly.
Foss took up the study of law, he tells us, "because
I didn't want to continue my cost accounting career and I was drawn
to special education law, based on some of the things I saw as a
school board member." He moved to Concord, New Hampshire and
graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2004 with a Masters
of Education Law and a J.D. degree. His poetry can be found on his
where you live."
Randy Foster is a corporate lawyer and politician. He formerly served as a member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. He is the author, with Amy E. Hall of a tea and coffee-oriented poetry chapbook titled, Sugar and Spice and Nothing That's Nice." [Randy Foster]
Joseph Foti was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1998 and has worked in the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Bureaus of the King's County District Attorney's Office. He is an author of fiction, short stories, and poetry. Foti's first novel is entitled, The Carrot and the Mule. [Joseph Foti's Writings]
Rebecca Foust was born and raised in Altoona, and Hollidaysburg,
Pennsylvania. She attended Smith College and Stanford Law School.
She practiced law for ten years and now lives in northern California.
Her poetry has appeared in various literary magazines. She has published
several collections of poetry, Dark Card (Texas Review
Press, 2007, Mom's Canoe (Texas Review Press, 2008), All
That Gorgeous, Pitiless Song (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2010),
and God, Seed (Tebot Bach Press, 2010). [Rebecca
Harry F. Franke
Harry Franke is a Milwaukee lawyer and poet. He was born in 1922 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University and was admitted to practice in 1949. He was a lecturer on law in 1971 and 1974 at the University of Wisconsin. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1950 to 1952 and the Wisconsin State Senate, 1952 to 1956.
Howard G. Franklin
Howard G. Franklin is a native of Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently resides in the Portland, Oregon, area. His short stories and poems have appeared in A Different Drummer, Razem, Lake Oswego Review, The Sandwich Generation, Silver, Quill, Nomad's Choir, Single Vision, Poets at Work, Grit, Eureka Literary Journal, PoetSpeak Portland Anthology and Verseweavers: The Oregon State Poetry Association Anthology. [bio] [interview]
Jay Frankston was born in 1928, raised in Paris, escaping the Holocaust, and arrived in the United States in 1942. He got his a B.A. degree at New York University and then obtained his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He practiced law on his own in New York for 20 years before giving up the legal profession. In 1972, he moved with his family to Mendocino, California and became a teacher at the College of the Redwoods. He reportedly taught a course there called, “Everything you ever wanted to know about the Law but couldn't afford to ask.”
Frankston has read his poetry in Paris, Prague, Madrid, Mexico, and throughout the United States. In addition to his poetry, he is the author of A Christmas Story (Summit Books, 1978) which was condensed in Reader's Digest, and has been translated into 15 languages. He now publishes his own work by way of his own press, Whole Loaf Publications, in Little River, California. These publications include: Seeds: A Collection of Sayings and Things (1992); The Offering: A Series of Meditations on the Meaning of Life(1993); and Yom Hashoa: Remembering the Holocaust.
Kent F. Frates
Kent Frates, an Oklahoma City attorney and writer, is the author of a novel, Don't Never Shoot Short (Bridgeway Books, 2007); a screenplay, Cockfight; and a book of poetry, The Captain and his Crew (Galleon Publ., 1997). His most recent book is Oklahoma Courthouse Legends (CourtHouse Legends, 2010) with photographs by David G. Fitzgerald. His historical articles appear in Oklahoma Today magazine. Frates was the editor and publisher of Sports Source magazine, a statewide publication covering individual sports. An avid hiker and mountaineer, he has hiked and climbed throughout the American West.
attended the University of Michigan and Northwestern Law School, and practiced Law as a litigator from 1957 until 2004. He has written poetry "ever since he acquired the ability to put words on paper." Freeman resides in Highland Park, Illinois. [Barry Freeman]
Michael Friedman was born in New York in 1960 and grew
up in Manhattan. He was educated at Columbia (B.A., 1982), Yale
(M.A., English Literature, 1983) and Duke (J.D. , 1986). He was co-founder, in 1986, of the poetry journal Shiny and continued on as the journal's editor. Friedman is the author of
six books of poetry, Species (The Figures, 2000), Arts & Letters (with drawings by Duncan Hannah, The Figures, 1996),
Cameo (The Figures, 1994), Special Capacity (Intermezzo,
1992), Distinctive Belt (Mary House, 1985), and Celluloid
City (with drawings by Jim Ringley)(Potato Clock Editions, 2003). His work has appeared in several anthologies, including Great
American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003),
and in including American Poetry Review and
New American Writing. Friedman He lives in Denver where he practices law. [Interview]
Todd Harris Fries
[Todd Harris Fries]
Jamie Fuller is a poet, translator, and author of The Diary
of Emily Dickinson, a Novel (Mercury House, 1993)(St. Martin's
Griffin, 1996). She no longer practices law. [Mercury
for The Diary of Emily Dickinson]
A. Michelle Fulton
Michelle Fulton was born in West Monroe, Louisiana and raised
in Bossier City, Louisana. She received her J.D. from Texas Southern
University in 2001. Her undergraduate degree is from Kansas State
University. She practices law in Texas. [attorney
Manfred Gabriel moved to the United States in 1997. He spents part of his time in Western Massachusetts and part of his time in New York City where he is a lawyer. We found his poem, "Afternoon," in Right Hand Pointing.
Christopher Gallinari is lawyer in Chicago. His work has appeared in After Hours, Apparatus Magazine, and Another Chicago Magazine.
Sandra Smith Gangle
Sandra Smith Gangle graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1980 and practiced law in Salem, Oregon until 2000. Since that time her practice has been limited to arbitration and mediation of disputes. Gangle will serve as elected president of the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties for 2006-07. She previously served as President of the Salem City Club in 2001 and Salem Peace Plaza in 1996-97, and on the Board of the Salem YWCA from 1996 to 2002.
Before becoming a lawyer, Gangle was an instructor
of French language and literature at Oregon State University and
Willamette University. She taught English as a Second Language at
Chemeketa Community College. [Source: Personal communication
with Sandra Smith Gangle, September 20, 2006] [Melody
Finnemore, Versus to Verses, Oreg. St. B. Bull. (July 2006)]
Tom Gannon has taught in high schools, colleges and law schools. A former priest, he helped edit the Jesuit magazine America. He served as staff counsel for a congressional committee investigating the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., He was later an appellate attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. Food for a Journey (Antrim House, 2015) is his first book of poems.
A former immigration attorney, Chris Girman is the
author of two books: Mucho Macho (Routledge, 2004) and The Chili Papers (Velluminous Pressm, 2006). He teaches middle school in Southern Texas and is an MFA candidate in Creative
Rodney Dakita Garcia moved to the United States in 1971,
when he was sixteen. He is a musician, poet and writer, and along
the way, a lawyer as well. Garcia's first book of short fiction,
The Right Place and Other Stories was published in 2003
Christopher B. Garvey
Christopher Garvey is a patent attorney in Roslyn, New York with
the firm, Nolte, Nolte & Huynter. He obtained his B.A. in 1973
from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law
in 1981. He was a Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York
in 2006. and has published a chapbook of his poetry.
-- a Garvey poem and a bio]
Gaynell Gavin practiced law for several years, and is now completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also teaches and is an editorial assistant at Prairie Schooner. Her work has appeared in The Comstock Review, Kansas Quarterly, Christian Science Monitor, and Tulane Review, and she has published a collection of poems, Intersections (Main Street Publishing Co.). A selection of poems form Intersections will appear in a spring issue of the Legal Studies Forum.
[aka Thomas L. Gayton] a civil rights lawyer, was born in 1945
and raised in Seattle, Washington. He now resides in San Diego,
California. Gayton obtained his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University
of Washington. He began writing and studying poetry in 1971, after
he graduated from college. His most recent collection of prose and
poetry is titled, Yazoo City Blues. Gayton has four collections
of published poetry: Dark Symphony in Duet (Black Studies
Program, University of Washington, 1979)(with Sarah Webster Fabio),
Time of the Poet (Drury Lane Publishing, 1980), Two Races,
One Face, Two Faces One Race: Poetry and Prose (Durry Lane Press,
1993)(with John Peterson), and Vientos de Cambio (Winds of Change)(Drury
Lane Press, 1998). [Tomás
Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin
Barry George, a former lawyer, now teachers
English at a community college in Philadelphia. His haiku appears in
A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku
(Red Moon Press, 2001). George was born in 1954 at Doylestown,
Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Philadelphia.
George] [Barry George haiku]
is a Montgomery, Alabama, attorney, education management consultant, musician, and song writer. He is the author of two collections of poems, Midnight Coffee (Court Street Press, 2001) and Espresso Evenings (Court Street Press, 2002).
Scott Alan George
George is an attorney with the law firm, Sheller
Ludwig & Badey, a firm he joined in 2003, where he concentrates
on consumer litigation class actions. Prior to joining Sheller Lidwig
& Badey, he was involved in antitrust, shareholder, civil rights,
racketeering, whistleblower, and securities litigation in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and New York. George previously served as an intern to
Judge Lowell Reed of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1997
George received his B.A. from Goddard College in 1989
and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1989.
Richard M. Georges
Richard Georges is a solo practitioner in St. Petersburg, Florida where he practices real property, corporation, wills, trusts and estates law, and leads seminars on technology and law. [FutureLawyer blog]
Douglas D. Germann, Sr.
Doug Germann is a South Bend, Indiana lawyer, poet, and self-proclaimed
community disorganizer. His law practice focuses on estate planning
and business matters. He has published several books, and is currently
working on two books titled, The Tao of Conversation and
The Tao of People and Other Lawyers.
Jon H. Gutmacher
David A. Giacalone
David Giacalone graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976 and
is now retired (from a solo practice as an attorney and mediator).
Giacalone spent over a decade in antitrust law at the Federal Trade
Commission, before turning to family law. He currently lives in
upstate New York. Giacalone's weblog — f/k/a — features haiku
and law-related commentary (with the hope of interesting more lawyers
in haiku). Giacalone's haiku can be found in his dagosan's
Chris Gibbons is an attorney in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a member of a traditional Irish ban, Five Leaf Clover Band. He founded Morris Avenue Publishing to publish his poetry. Gibbons is also the author of a novel, Trespass.
Joan P. Gibbs
Joan Gibbs is the General Counsel for the Center for Law and Social Justice and Project Director of the MEC Immigration Center. She obtained her J.D. from Rutgers in 1985. She served as staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, the ACLU Women's Rights Project, and was a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow in the American Civil Liberties in the national office of the ACLU.
Gibbs was born in Harlem but grew up in Swan Quarter, North Carolina. She is is also a writer and a poet; her articles, stories and poems have appeared in the Iowa Review, Social Policy, Journal of Community Advocacy and Activism, Our Times Press, AZALEA, and The Final Call.
Suzannah Gilman lives in Winter Park, Florida. She is a 2002 graduate of Rollins College, and in 2005, obtained her law degree at the University of Florida. After practicing commercial real estate law, and working as the sole attorney at a domestic violence center, she has now opened a comprehensive family law practice where she represents victims of domestic violence. Gilman began writing poems as a child and her poems have been published in various literary magazines. Since graduating from law school, her poems have appeared in Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, The Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Family Matters: Poems of Our Families, and online, in Literary Mama and Poets Against the War. Gilman is a frequent contributor to the Orlando Sentinel's op-ed pages.
Brian Gilmore, a native of Washington, D.C., served from 1993
to 1998 as a Staff Attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program.
From 1999 until 2001, he was a Law Reform Attorney at the Washington
Legal Clinic for the Homeless and is currently a Staff Attorney
at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program.
Gilmore's essays have appeared in the Nation and the Progressive;
his book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Christian
Science Monitor, and Emerge Magazine. Gilmore is the
author of several collections of poetry, Elvis Presley Is Alive and Well and Living in Harlem (Chicago: Third World Press, 1992) and Jungle Nights and Soda
Fountain Rags: Poems for Duke Ellington (Karibu Books, 2000) and his poetry has been anthologized in Catch the Fire!!!: A Cross-Generation
Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry (edited by
Derrick I. M. Gilbert)(Riverhead Books, 1996).[Brian
Gilmore] [Blog] [Brian Gilmore -- Poet]
Kevin Ginsburg is associated with the Renaissance Lawyer Society.
He graduated from the Body Therapy Institute in 1999 and the University
of North Carolina School of Law in 2000. He clerked for Judge Patricia
Timmons-oodson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and practices
plaintiff's personal injury law for the Lanier Law Group in Durham,
Katya Giritsky was born in Hong Kong of Russian parents who caught
flight out of Shanghai before the Red Army took the city. She obtained
BA (English '70) and her J.D. ('74) from the University of Southern
California. As an undergraduate at USC, Giritsky studied poetry
with Donald Davie. Her poetry has appeared in various journals,
including the San Francisco Quarterly. She has published
five chapbooks of poetry, three with Swan Duckling Press. Giritsky's latest collection of poetry, Hungry Women, was published by Tebot Bach in 2005. Now retired, Giritsky spent almost 30 years, as a Deputy Public Defender.
A former immigration attorney, Chris Girman is the author of two books: Mucho Macho (Haworth Press) and The Chili Papers (Velluminous Press).
DeMonica D. Gladney
DeMonica Gladney is counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation. She is the author of a collection of poetry entitled
Reflections from God (New Horizon Publishers, 2003).
Carol L. Gloor
Carol Gloo is an attorney who has been writing for forty years, mostly poetry. Her poetry has been published in Calyx, Freshwater, Sow's Ear, Cram 9: Poetry in the First and in online journals, and in an anthology, A Bird in the Hand: Risk and Flight. A chapbook of her poetry, Assisted Living was published by Pudding House Books.
John E. Glowney
John Glowney is a practicing attorney in Seattle with the firm,
Stoel Rives, LLP. His poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, The Ohio Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Northeast. Glowney was born at Owosso, Michigan, in 1954. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1976 and his J.D. from Michigan in 1982 and was admitted to practice in Washington the year of his gradation from law school.
Howard Gofreed is an information systems application designer and
project manager for an international conglomerate of retail grocery/pharmacy
chains. His poetry has appeared in poetry and literary magazines,
including Negative Capability, The MacGuffin, Lip
Service and WordWrights!, and in three Washington, DC-area
poetry anthologies, the latest being Cabin Fever (WordWorks,
2004). He received a Jenny McKean Moore poetry scholarship at the
George Washington University, and was a member of the Folger Shakespeare
Library's Poetry Committee, and a final judge of the Washington
Prize and the Milton Poetry Prize. He obtained his J.D. from the
University of Maryland in 1973.
Laura Goldin is a publishing lawyer in New York. Her poems have appeared in the Spoon River Poetry Review and the Comstock Review.
Paul Golis was born in 1917. He has been, at one time or another,
an attorney, publisher of weekly newspapers, yacht captain, and
writer. He is the author of two novels, A Day in the Life of
Jay Peter Sweetly and The Odyssey of the Patricia, two
musicals, and a comedy farce. He has now taken up poetry. Golis
resides at the Jackalope Valley Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California
which is run by his daughter, Melinda.
Iris D. Gomez
Iris D. Gomez was born in Cartagena, Colombia and immigrated
to the U.S. as a child. She has an M.F.A. in poetry and a law degree
and works as a public interest attorney in Boston. Gomez's Housicwhissick Blue: Poetry of the Blue
Hills Reservation, was published in 2003 by Mellen Poetry Press. Her latest collection, When Comets Rained was published in 2005 by Word Tech Communications. Gomez's poetry has been widely published in literary
journals such as ArtWord Quarterly, Caribbean Writer, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mid-America
Poetry Review, Potpourri, Whiskey Island Magazine and appears on various literary web sites.
Gomez is currently a staff attorney with the Massachusetts
Law Reform Institute in Boston. She is a nationally recognized expert
on asylum law and the rights of low-income immigrants and teaches
immigration law at Boston University School of Law. [Massachusetts Bar Association, Lawyers Journal article]
Elizabeth Rasche Gonzalez
Elizabeth Gonzalez is a Chicago, Illinois medical writer; she was admitted to the bar in 1994.
Matt Gonzalez is an activist lawyer, politician, artist, and poet. He served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and has worked as a public defender. He ran for and was defeated in his efforts to become San Francisco mayor's running as a Green Party candidate.
Karen Williams Gooden
Karen Gooden is a Washington D.C., lawyer, poet, and community activist. She was educated
at Howard University, where she received her law degree in 1983. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women.
Michele Goodwin is a professor of law at DePaul University College
of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University
of Wisconsin in 1992, her law degree from Boston College, and a
Masters of Law from the University of Wisconsin. Her poem, "Professional
Rules and Responsibility: Whose Law?" appears in 8 Mich. J.
Gender & L. 97 (2001).
Lulu Gordon is an author, poet, and lyricist. Her debut book
of poetry is titled, Love and Love Lost: Poems and Lyrics
(Lulu Gordon, 2009) [Lulu
Randy Gordon was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953. He graduated
from the University of Michigan in 1975 and obtained his law degree
from Harvard in 1978. He moved to Seattle and took up the practice
of law, first with the law firm of Riddell and Williams, and formed
his own firm in Bellevue specializing in mediation, arbitration
and trial practice. In 2010, Gordon was appointed state senator
to serve in the Washington state legislature. He was defeated in
his bid for the post in in the fall, 2010. Gordon writes and publishes
firm profile] [Wikipedia]
Theodora Goss was born in Hungary. After her mother's divorce, they lived in Milan and Brussels before arriving in the United States. Goss attended the University of Virginia and obtained her law degree from Harvard. "Then came," she says, "the brief nightmare of working as an international corporate attorney--in New York City, on the forth-second floor of the Metropolitan Life building above Grand Central Station, where the elevators always seemed, somehow, to be descending, even when going up." Goss also worked at a law firm in Boston.
Goss is the author of two short story collections: In the Forest of Forgetting (Prime Books, 2006) and The Rose in Twelve Petals & Other Stories (Small Beer Press, 2004). She is also a published poet, the author of articles on poetry, and has a novel in-progress. [Theodora Goss]
Arthur Gottleib is a retired attorney. His poem, "Trip," appears in Rattle (Summer, 2006)(Issue # 25)(vol. 12, no. 1).
Barbara J. Grabowski
Barbara Grabowski was born in 1955, attended Michigan State University and
obtained her J.D. degree from Vermont Law School. She is currently
employed as a lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection,
Alan Graf is a musician, poet, and self-described "hippie lawyer." He lives in Portland, Oregon. He co-hosts, with JoAnn Bowman,
a current affairs talk/interview/call-in show, "Voices from the
Edge," on Portland’s local independent, listener-supported radio
Katherine Graham grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. She spent 20 years as a criminal appellate attorney. She is the author of Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman's Poems: Poetry & Essays (Moxie Books, 2003). She resides, reputedly, in Shooting Creek, North Carolina and Tucson, Arizona.
Don Gralen is a retired lawyer and bibliophile turned poet. He is reported to have said that he is, in his poetry, "trying to overcome thirty-five years of legal writing."
He serves on the editorial board of the ILR Review (Northwestern University). His poem, "Ancient Ruins," appears in The Monstserrat
Review (Issue #3). He is the author of Black Granite and Gold Leaf (Scopcraeft Press,
Graves is a lawyer in Jensen Beach, Florida.
James F. Gray
James F. Gray is an attorney and poet in Vancouver, Washington. He was born in Indianapolis in 1952, and was raised there, He received his B.A. from Indiana University, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota.
He was admitted to law practice 1984. Gray is the author of a collection of poems, The Presence of Nothingness
(Pudding House Publications, 1999). [We have not, unfortunately, been able to locate a copy of Gray's poetry.]
Stephanie Gray, a former English teacher, is a lawyer and author of two books on teaching poetry and poetry writing
in secondary schools. She grew up in Berkeley, California and continues
to live in the Bay Area where she practices law.
Diane C. Graydon
Diane Graydon is a senior counsel at Gordon & Rees, in San
Francisco, where she focuses on the defense of personal injury and
wrongful death actions involving asbestos exposure. She joined the
firm in 2001 and prior to that date managed her own litigation support
firm. Graydon has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota (1982)
and received her J.D. degree from the Hastings College of the Law
Graydon is a visual artist as well as a poet and short
story writer. She received training at the Art Students League in
New York City and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. [law
Gerard Grealish is a Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer and poet. He was
born in 1947. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Scranton,
his J.D. from Yeshiva University, and was admitted to practice law
in 1991. Grealish is the founder of the Mulberry Poets & Writings
Association and served as chairman of the editorial board that compiled
the anthology, Palpable Clock: 25 Years of Mulberry Poets.
CeLillianne Green graduated from Howard University School of
Law in 1984. She clerked for the Hon. John P. Fullam of the U. S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was
an associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York, an Assistant
U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of
Columbia in the Criminal Division, and a partner with Solomon &
Green, P.C. in Greenbelt, Maryland. Green is an attorney in Washington
D.C. and a legal writing instructor at Howard University School
of Law. [Howard
University Law School profile]
Vincent S. Green
grew up in Kansas, attended the University of Michigan, and obtained his law degree from Washburn University School of Law. He served as a criminal trial lawyer in the Army for five years wrote two courtroom novels based on that experience: The Price of Victory (Walker and Company, 1992) and Extreme Justice (Signet, 1993). His poetry has appeared in Cottonwood, Country Journal, and the Green Mountains Review. He received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia. He is a trial attorney and lives and works in Los Angeles.
Michael B. Greenstein
Michael B. Greenstein is Pittsburgh lawyer. He was born in 1966. He obtained his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and was admitted to practice law in 1991.
Ronald C. Griffin
Ronald Griffin is a professor of law at the School of Law, Washburn University.
William Grignon is a Los Angeles lawyer with the firm, Kirland & Ellis. [firm bio]
Fred Grim is co-owner of Triad Development; graduate of University of Puget Sound and obtained his law degree from the University of Washington; as a lawyer worked as a corporate, real estate and tax lawyer [Source: alumni profile, arches unbound—University of Puget Sound]
Ewin Petty Groce
practices law in Cincinnati. Her poetry has appeared in The Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, Mudfish, Laughing Dog, and Cream City Review. Her published collections of poetry include: Girls in Bright Dresses Dancing (Dos Madres Press), Palaces of the Night (Word Tech), The Hive is a Book We Read for Its Honey (Dos Madres Press).
Stanley Alan Grumet
Stanley Grument is San Francisco lawyer poet. [source: San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 16, 1993, p. 1B]
Amy Demas Grunder
practices immigration asylum law in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She writes fiction and poetry.
William F. Guest
William Guest, a Texas lawyer, retired from the practice of law in 2006. He practiced law for 25 years at Wilson & Guest, then spent twenty-two years as CEO of ACAP Corporation, an insurance company in Houston. A Guest poem, "Why Go?" appears in the Texas Poetry Anthology 2007. [Source: Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, "Wordsmiths at Work: Love and Lure of Language Motivate Lawyer-Poets," Texas Lawyer (2007)]
Connie Gutowsky's collection of poetry, Play, was published in 2013 by Random Lane Press. She was an associate editor of Tule Review in 2014 and 2015. She is a retired criminal defense attorney.
Robert Donnell Haas
Mabel Dole Haden
Stephanie Haffner is a legal aid lawyer in Stockton, California.
She is also a poet, songwriter, and singer. Her CDs include, Are
You the One? (2001) and Sub Urban Poet: The Lawyer Songs
Friedrick Haines was born in Denver, Colorado in 1952. He was educated
at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and at the University
of Colorado at Boulder, and received his J.D. degree from the University
of Denver in 1983. Until 1999, Haines devoted his practice to commercial
litigation and commercial bankruptcy. He now works for the Colorado
Department of Law as First Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation
James S. Haines, Jr.
Jim Haines is a lawyer and retired CEO (Westar Energy; he retired in 2007). His poems have been published in Inscape, Naugatuck River Review, Evening Street, Little Balkins Review, and Blue Island Review. Haines lives in a strikingly beautiful house on a small farm outside Lawrence, Kansas.
Forrest A. Hainline III
Forrest A. Hainline III, "In Pro Per," California Lawyer (April, 2007)("As far back as I can remember, I knew that I wanted to become a trial lawyer and that I wanted to study poetry.")
Daleth Hall practices law in Pittsburgh. She is a writer of fiction and poetry.
David Hall is a professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law. He obtained his B.S. degree from Kansas State University in 1972, his M.A. in 1975, and his J.D. in 1978 from the University of Oklahoma. He received his LL.M. in 1985 and his S.J.D. in 1988 from Harvard Law School. Hall, formerly Dean at Northeastern, notes that he writes poetry, and reads poetry to his faculty and staff. [David Hall, Legal Education and the Twenty-First Century: Our Calling to Fulfill, 19 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 139 (1997)]
John Charles Hall
John S. Hall
John S. Hall graduated from the Cardozo School of Law and is now associated with Heraty Law in New York City where his practice is focused on intellectual property and constitutional law. Hall is the lyricist and lead vocalist for King Missile; the group has recorded numerous CDs, three for Atlantic Records.
A collection of Halls' work, entitled Jesus Was Way Cool, was published by Soft Skull Press in 1997.[Wikipedia] [Law firm website]
Douglas J. Halpert
David Lindley Hammer
Darrell Hancock is a partner in the Houston firm, Andrews & Kurth. His poem, "Peggy Sue Revised," appears in Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (1992).
Chris Hannan was born and raised in New Orleans. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he received a B.A. in the Classics. He obtained his J.D. from Loyola University-New Orleans and is now an attorney in New Orleans.
Carolyn Tuttle Hanson
Carolyn Hanson practices law in Minneapolis. She is the author of a chapbook, The Stars on a Rope (Grizzly Press, 2002). [Hanson reading "In The Locker Room With The Girl Scouts"] [Reading two poems]
Ann M. Haralambie
Ann Haralambia is an attorney in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. Her first poetry chapbook was published while she was in law school. She is the author of several law books.
Gary (Clifford) Hardwick
Gary Hardwick was born May 4, 1960 at Detroit, Michigan. He received
his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1982 and his
law degree from Wayne State University in 1985. He is an attorney
and novelist, poet, and screenwriter. Hardwick's novels include
Cold Medina (Dutton, 1996)(Signet, 1997), Double Dead
(Dutton, 1997)(Oxyx, 1998), Supreme Justice: A Novel of Suspense
(W. Morrow, 1999)(HarperTorch, 2001), Color of Justice: A Novel
of Suspense (W. Morrow, 2002)(HarperTorch, 2002). He is the
author of various screenplays, and director of the film The Brothers (Screen Gems, 2001). He is also writes for television.
Hardwick was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1985,
served as law clerk to the presiding justice on the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, attorney
for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company from 1988 to 1990; and U.S.
Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice, L.A., California beginning
Hartwick is credited with being the author of the
first legal thriller to feature an African American as protagonist.
[Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004]
is a freelance writer, poet, and novelist. He is attorney in Louisville, Kentucky.
Denny Harnish is an environmental lawyer with the Attorney General's
Office, in Augusta, Maine. Harnish graduated from Cornell
Law School (1968) and reports that he is, at best, an occasional
John Harper was born in Orlando, Florida in 1956. He received
his B.A. and a J.D. degrees from the University of Florida. After
practicing law for nearly a decade, he went back to school and received
an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from
NYU. He has been awarded the Thomas Burnett Swann Poetry Award by
the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Association and his poetry, book reviews,
interviews, editorial pieces and creative non-fiction have been
published in a number of local and regional publications. He is
a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Southern
Book Critics Circle and currently teaches legal writing at Florida
A&M University College of Law.
James P. Harrington
David Hart retired as general counsel to a Chicago corporation.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.
His work has appeared in Southwest Review and Hiram
Sam Haskins is the author of a collection of poems titled Sam Haskins Attorney: Poems 1970-1980 (IFSF Publishing, 2012).
John Hatch was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1941 and moved to Chicago in the 1950s. He graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced law in Chicago from 1966 to 1975. In 1975, Hatch moved to California and in the mid-1980s began to withdraw from law practice to devote himself to research and writing an epic historical fiction set in Mississippi. The first novel in that series, Mississippi Swamp was published in 2001. Hatch's poems were published in 1991, under the title, St. Gorbachev and Other Neo-Missionary Positions. [John Hatch and his writings]
Orin Hatch serves in the U.S. Senate; first elected in 1976. Hatch is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1959) and the University of Pittsburgh Law School (1962). Prior to his service in the Senate, Hatch practiced law in Pennsylvania and Utah. Hatch is a poet and lyricist. He has produced several albums of patriotic and religious music. [Roy G. Sowers]
Timothy E. Haught
Timothy Haught is an attorney, poet, novelist, and fly fisherman living in New Martinsville,West Virginia.
Chris Hayden is a St. Louis poet-attorney. He is editor of St. Louis Muse: An Anthology of Regional Poetry (Vaughn Cultural Center of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2002).
Susan Seawolf Hayes
obtained her BA in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where she edited and published poems in Coraddi. Her J.D. is from Wake Forest University.
Hayes edited The Guilford Review, directed Poetry Center Southeast, and helped establish the North Carolina Writers' Network. Her poetry collections include Carbon 14, Poetics South, There is No Balm in Birmingham, and The Polo Poems.
William J. (Paz) Haynes, III
concentrates his practice in the area of general business law. He has published two collections of poetry,
Namepeaces Soulms: The Book of Soulms and Frontage: Ten Soulms and Then Some.
Haynes is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1992) and Vanderbilt University Law School (1995). He was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1995.
Mike Haymans is a Charlotte County, Florida, lawyer.
Wyatt H. Heard
Wyatt Heard (J.D. , Baylor Law School, 1952) was admitted to practice
in Texas, 1952. He is a retired Texas State District Court judge, and now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ["Three
James K. Hedges
James K. Hedges is an attorney in Los Angeles. He is the author of both poetry and short stories, as well as legal publications. Hedges's poem "Unwanted Work" appears in 60 (3) College English 327 (1998).
received his J.D. from New York University and an LL.M. from Georgetown. He was a Senior Attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, handling complex immigration cases, a lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Law, and clinical teaching fellow at the Georgetown Law School.
His poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review. He has recently joined the law faculty at Valparaiso University.
Joshua Hegart lives in Saint Paul, Minnosata. He is the author of On Passing, a chapbook published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2017.
Charity Hemingway is (or was) a law student
at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Brent Hendricks, a Native American, was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1958, and was educated at Harvard Law School and the University of Arizona, where he obtained his J.D. and MFA. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is a full-time writer. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Southern Review, New Review of Literature, Carolina Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and Black Warrior Review. ["Everything"]
Nancy Henry was born in Chipley, Florida in 1961. A resident
of Maine since 1983, she now lives in Gray, Maine. She graduated from St.
Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina, and received her
J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. She practiced child
advocacy law for 15 years but now teaches English at Southern
Maine Technical College and works as a patient advocate
Henry's poems have appeared in over 200 journals
in the United States and England. In 2000 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the
poem "To a Nameless Child" which appears in a collection
of poetry titled, Anything Can Happen (Muscle
Head Press, 2002). Henry's first collection of poetry,
Brie Fly was published in 2000. Her latest chapbook is titled Erosion. Henry is co-editor of the
Maine anthology, A Sense of Place, published in 2002 by Bay River Press, and with Alice N. Persons, is co-editor and publisher at Moon Pie Press. [Wikipedia] [Poems]
& "Nineteen"] [Nancy
A. Henry] [Tryst
Poet: Nancy Henry] [Review of Hard] ["Wax"] [poems]
Russ Herman is with a New Orleans law firm which survived Hurricane Katrina. He is, in addition to being a poet, an author of short stories with plans to write legal thrillers. He is a lifelong New Orleans resident.[Source, Nora Lockwood Toocher, "New Orleans: Rising from the ruins," Dolan Media News, October 9, 2006]
Steve Herman is a Chicago poet, and novelist, and ex-lawyer.
Heru is a spoken word performance poet.
He obtained his BS from Tufts University and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. He passed the Florida Bar in 1998 and practiced law until 2001, when he decided to retire and pursue his career as a professional poet. [Heru]
Virgil Hervey was, at one time, a criminal lawyer in Manhattan. He abandoned the legal profession to devote full-time to his writing. He now lives in Southwest Ohio where he has finished a novel, Nothing Better To Do. His poetry, stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The Chicago Review, Olympia Review, Lilliput Review, City Primeval, Chiron Review, and other small literary magazines. His sixth poetry chapbook, David Called Today, was published by A.A.R. Press. [poems] [two poems]
Bruce Hesselbach maintains a law office in Brattleboro, Vermont. He was
admitted to practice in New York in 1976 and moved to Vermont in 1989. His
poems have appeared in Waterways, The Lyric, Poetic Justice, Reflect, Spellbound,
Piedmont Literary Review, and Vermont Living. As a member of the Londonderry
Poets he contributed to their two books of poetry: Blackberry Picking (Bralicon Press,
1994) and Chancing the Weather (Bralicon Press, 2000). He is the author of a
nonfiction book about hiking titled High Ledges, Green Mountains (Bondcliff Books,
2005) which is a memoir about hiking in Vermont but also contains some of his poetry. In 2007, two of his short stories were published by Theaker's Quarterly Fiction. His dog
Dickens has his own website at http://dickenshiking.bravehost.com which contains photos
and descriptions of hikes in the Northeast. An avid hiker, he has climbed over 350 mountains.
George Higgins was born at Detroit, Michigan in 1956. He received
his B.A. from the University of Utah in 1977 and his J.D. from the
University of Michigan in 1980. He spent 15 years in legal practice
as a Navy Judge Advocate and then served as an Alameda County, California
public defender. He returned to Warren Wilson for his MFA and obtained his degree in 2002. Higgins lives in Oakland, California
and practices law with the Alameda County Public Defender. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Pleiades, 88, Poetry Flash, Nimrod, and Fugue..Higgins is the author of a book of poems, There, There (White Violet Press, 2013). [Source: Yusef Komunyakaa (ed.), The Best American Poetry 2003 205-206
(New York: Scribner Poetry, 2003) and online websites.]
Cindy Hill is a Middlebury, Vermont lawyer. She is also a freelance
writer, zoning administrator, and poet. Her poetry has appeared
in PanGaia Magazine, Vermont Life, and Maps and
Voyages (an anthology of Otter Creek, Vermont poets). She is
the author of Creative Lawyering (Xlibris 2005) and other
books on legal matters.
Jaribu Hill is a lawyer, activist and poet. She resides in Greenville, Mississippi, where she practices civil rights law and serves as executive director of the Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights. Before becoming a lawyer she spent over 15 years as composer and lead singer in the singing duo Serious Business. [Source: The Beacon, Florida International University, February 24, 2005]
Hill was born in 1949. She was admitted to law practice in 1997. She obtained her B.A. degree from Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio) and J.D from Queens College of the City University of New York School of Law.
LaTanya L. Hill
LaTanya Hill graduated from the University of Alabama and obtained her J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles.
Leo H. Hill
Leo H. Hill is a Greenville, South Carolina lawyer. He
was born at Greenville in 1927, and served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II. Hill obtained his B.A. from Erskine College in 1949
and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law
in 1942. He practices with Nelson Mullins in Greenville where he
focuses on government relations, utility regulation, construction
and environmental law, administrative law and alternative dispute
resolution. He is the author of a book of poetry, A Few Lines.
Alicia Hilton received her B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley, and her J.D. and MA from the University of Chicago. She is also a graduate of the FBI Academy and was an FBI Special Agent.
is an attorney in southeastern Idaho. She has published short stories and poetry.
Derek Kazuyoshi Hirohata
Jillian Hishaw is a spoken word poet, environmental attorney, cause
advocate. She has a poetry CD entitled “Life Lessons."
Nicholas Hite is a New Orleans lawyer and poet.
Greg Hobbs is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court. [Greg
Elizabeth L. Hodges
Elizabeth L. Hodges obtained her J.D. in 1986. She received
her M.A. in writing in 1974 from Hollins College, and her B.A. in
1973 in Journalism and English from the University of Richmond.
From 1975-1980, she was an editor of Dark Horse, a literary
tabloid. Her poetry has appeared in Runes, North American
Review, Connecticut Poetry Review, New Virginia Review,
and Greenfield Review. A fiction work appeared in Ploughshares.
She works as an attorney in New Hampshire.
Margaret J. Hoehn
Margaret Hoehn lives in Sacramento, California, where she practiced law for many years. Her poetry appears in Nimrod, New Millennium, Peregrine, Inkwell, The Paterson Literary Review and other journals. She has published several collections of her poetry, including: Vanishings, Changing Shapes (Wind Publications), Balancing on Light (Riverstone, 2002), The Trajectory of Sunflowers (The Backwaters Press, 2004), and Traveling Without a Map (The Anabiosis Press, 2005).
Jerome A. Hoffman
Jerome Hoffman is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama School of Law. He was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent the great part of his life in Alabama. He is the author of The Quality of Light in Alabama (xlibris books).
Anne Hohenstein lives and practices law in upstate New York. We first found her poem in The Lyon Review.
Susan Holahan grew up on Long Island, New York. She received her Ph.D.
in English and her J.D. from Yale University. She taught creative
writing at Yale College to pay law-school tuition and daycare. Briefly,
she worked at New Haven Legal Assistance, then from the late '70s
through the early '90s she taught writing at the University of Rochester.
Currently, Holahan writes poetry, essays, reviews—and edits the
poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of friends and relatives—in rural
Holahan's collections of poems, Sister Betty Reads
the Whole You (Gibbs Smith, 1998) won the 1997 Peregrine Smith
Poetry Competition. Her poetry has appeared in numerous periodicals;
it has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has also
published journalism and short fiction in newspapers, magazines
and books. [Susan
James R. Holbrook
James R. Holbrook is a clinical professor of law at
the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where
he teaches courses in interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation,
arbitration, trial advocacy, and client crisis management. Holbrook
attended M.I.T. in 1962, received a B.A. from Grinnell College in
1966, an M.A. from Indiana University in 1968, and a J.D. from the
University of Utah in 1974. He clerked for the Chief Judge of the
United States District Court for Utah and served as an Assistant
United States Attorney for Utah. He has practiced law for more than
30 years, and mediated or arbitrated hundreds of disputes dealing
with a wide range of issues. He is an alternative dispute resolution
consultant and has taught mediator and arbitrator skills courses
around the country. Holbrook served in the U.S. Army, fought in
combat in Vietnam in 1969, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army
Commendation Medal for Valor. [Legal Studies
Forum, vol. 31, 2007: War
[Reflections on War
John L. Holgerson
is the author of Broken Borders (Wasteland Press, 2012). His work has appeared in Popt Art, Modern English Tanka, and Shadow Quill Poetry. For many years, he was a trial and appellate attorney with the Massachusetts public defenders office. He now practices law in Taunton, Massachusetts..
John J. Hollins, Sr.
John Hollins has, after 54 years practicing law, retired. for over 50 years. He founded the law firm, Hollins, Wagster,
Weatherly & Rabin in Nashville, Tennessee with John W. Wagster
in 1976. Hollins attended undergraduate and law school at Vanderbilt.
He graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1957. He has lived in Nashville of his life. He started writing poetry in 2002.
Robert E. Holmes
Paul Homer is a World War II veteran, serving in an armored
reconnaissance battalion in the European theater. After the war
he returned to Chicago where he received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Northwestern University.
He became a member of the bar in 1951, and in 1986 joined the firm
Piper Rudnick as a partner in their Chicago office, where he continues
to practice. Homer's areas of legal practice include business, tax,
real estate and commercial law and litigation in state and federal
courts. He has lectured and written on diverse legal subjects and
has received a number of awards from the Chicago Bar Association
for pro bono legal service at a neighborhood legal service clinic
for the indigent (where he is now President Emeritus) and for Chicago
Planned Parenthood Association. An interview with Homer and a selection
of his poems by Rob Grattinger, A Surge of Words, appears
in the Chicago Bar Association Record (Volume 16, Issue 5, 2002).
William Honey has practiced lawyer in several states, taught
English composition, developed a St. Louis private airport, and
lived in both Europe and Latin America. He is an Associate Professor
Emeritus at Auburn University; now lives in California and teaches
at Santa Barbara City College. He writes both fiction and poetry.
Poetry with Allen Ginsberg]
Steve Hood is an attorney and lives in Bellingham, Washington. His work has appeared in Waterhouse Review, Crime Poetry Weekly, Tenement Block Review, Windfall, Washington Free Press, and Whatcom Watch. He a chapbook, From Here To Astronomy, from Pudding House.
Lionel D. Hopson
Lionel Hopson is a Denver lawyer.
Juliet P. Howard
Juliet P. Howard, a native New Yorker, obtained her B.A. in English from Barnard College
and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She was awarded an MFA in
Creative Writing from the City College of the City University of
New York in 2009. Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a recipient of a Soul Mountain Retreat Writing Residency in the
summer of 2010. Her poems have been published in TORCH, Queer
Convention: A Chapbook of Fierce, Cave Canem XI 2007 Anthology,
Promethean Literary Journal, The Portable Lower East Side
(Queer City) and Poetry in Performance. She has served
as an adjunct Clinical Instructor at Brooklyn Law School’s in an elder law clinic and is now an attorney with the New York State
Unified Court System. Howard resides in New York. [A
Charles Hughes is a retired lawyer and tutor at St. Leonard's House in Chicago.
His poems have appeared America, Angle, Anglican Theological Review, Comstock Review, First Things, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Measure, Sewanee Theological Review, and Verse Wisconsin. He lives in the Chicago area.
Jack Hughes is a poet and writer. He resides in Los Angeles. Hughes obtained his B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina UNC and began work on a Ph.D. in English at Harvard in 1987. He dropped the Ph.D. program, followed the muse and worked odd jobs before going to Wake Forest Law School, obtaining his J.D. and taking up the practice of law. After eight years of law practice he has taken leave of the law and is contemplating a return to school to work again on his Ph.D. [A Review of Ron Androla's Poetry]
Richard K. Hughey
Richard Hughey is a former trial lawyer, law school lecturer, and administrator. He retired in 1995 after fifteen years in legal publishing and moved to the Sierra Nevada mounts. He had a collection of poems published in Poet magazine in 1996. He has published essays on the poets Robinson Jeffers, Lew Welch, Nora May French, and others.
"All Things Human"]
Laurie Hurvitz’s poetry has been published in the Christian Science
Monitor, Innisfree, Minimus, and Poet Lore.
Hurvitz is a financial firm attorney. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Johnnie R. Hynson
Johnnie Hynson was born in 1947; obtained his B.S.E. degree from Purdue
University and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University. He was admitted
to practice in 1982.He is now located in Port Townsend, Washington.
Daniel Ichinaga is an attorney, poet, playwright
Gary F. Iorio
Gary Iorio was raised in Brooklyn and Massapequa, New York. He works as a real estate attorney. Iorio has an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. His fiction, poetry, and memoirs appear in San Pedro River Review, Wisconsin Review, and Mississippi Review.
Joryn Jenkins is a Tampa, Florida attorney. Jenkins attended Yale University
and obtained her law degree from Georgetown University. She was
Carol J. Jennings
Carol Jennings was born and grew up in western New York State. She attended the College of Wooster, and received her B.A., M.A., and J.D. from New York University. She worked as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection for more than 30 years, retiring in 2011. Her poems have been published in The New York Quarterly, Potomac Review, Amelia, Oberon, Chautauqua, Broadkill Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Canadian Woman Studies and in several anthologies. Jennings is the author of
The Dead Spirits at the Piano (WordTech Communications, 2016) ["New Year's Eve 2002"] [author's website]
Melanie Jester resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Carey Jobe is a Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the author of By River or Gravel Road (University Editions, 1997).
Brandon D. Johnson
Brandon D. Johnson is author of Love's Skin (The Word Works, 2006), Man Burns Ant, The Strangers Between (Tell Me Something Books, 1999), and co-author of The Black Rooster Social Inn: This Is The Place. Johnson was born in Gary, Indiana; he received his B.A. from Wabash College and his J.D. from Antioch School of Law.
Edward Johnson was born in Zionsville, Indiana on December 11, 1967. He has an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a law degree from Columbia University Law School in 1993. For the past ten years he was been a legal aid lawyer in Portland, Oregon with a practice focusing on housing discrimination and the rights of the homeless. He tries to write poetry every day, even when he's in trial. [source: Personal communication with Edward Johnson; Melody Finnemore, Versus to Verses, Oreg. St. B. Bull. (July 2006)]
Edward Elwyn Johnson
Elizabeth M. Johnson is a trial attorney in Chicago, specializing
in commercial litigation. She obtained her B.A. degree at the University
of Chicago, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law
Marianne S. Johnson holds a BA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and
a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. She is a civil litigation attorney in San Diego. Her poetry has appeared in Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word;
San Diego Writers, Ink: A Year in Ink (vol. 3); Calyx, and Sport Literate in 2010.
Elizabeth M. Johnson
is a practicing trial attorney in Chicago, specializing in commercial litigation. She studied poetry as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, where she received her B.A. She has also studied formal poetry at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Johnson obtained her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Neville L. Johnson
Neville Johnson, a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, is an entertainment and media lawyer.
He received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Johnson lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of What Took You So Long: Poems for People in Love (Cool Titles, 2016).
Coyt Randal Johnston
Barbara L. Jones
Barbara Jones is a Minnesota lawyer and poet. She is currently an
associate editor at Minnesota Lawyer. Jones was born in 1953,
received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and her J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. She was admitted to practice
in 1982 and practiced with Smith Fisher in Richfield, Minnesota
before joining the staff at Minnesota Lawyer.
Donna M. Jones
Donna Jones is a civil rights attorney, poet and writer.
G. Raye Jones
G. Raye Jones was born in Rawlings, Virginia. He earned a BA and JD from the University of Virginia and a Master of Laws degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of
One for the Heart A Collection of Poems (Westbow Press, 2015).
Jolanda Jones is a native of Houston, where she attended the University
of Houston and obtained both her undergraduate and law degrees.
Ken Jones received his B.A. and M.A. in English at the University
of Texas. He studied law at the University of Southern California
Law Center and obtained his law degree in 1992. Jones has been publishing
poetry for twenty years, as well as music and lyrics, screenplays,
dramas, short stories, a travelogue of his time in Samoa, and interpretations
of Chinese poetry. Jones has worked in various legal positions,
including the Attorney General's Office, American Samoa in Pago
Pago. He is now on the faculty at the Art Institute of Houston where
he teaches creative writing and law and English courses. His new
collection of poetry, Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters
was published by Plain View Press in 2006. [See: Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Wordsmiths at Work: Love and
Lure of Language Motivate Lawyer-Poets, Texas Lawyer (2007)]
Thomas Claburn Jones, Jr.
Tom Jones was born in 1941, in Chicago. He received his BA from Harvard University in 1965, his J.D. from Columbia University in 1968, and his MFA from George Mason University in 1992. (He also studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the University of Madrid, and the Goethe Institute.) His first collection of poems, Footbridge to India (based on a month-long journey that Jones made through India), was published in 1990, his second collection, Madmen and Bassoons, in 1992, and Green Lake, in 1996, all by Writers Workshop in Calcutta, India. His first collection of poems, No Prisoners was published by Skeptic Magazine Press in 1976. His translation of Miguel Hernández poetry, Songbook of Absences: Selected Poems of Miguel Hernández was published by Charioteer Press in
1972. In collaboration with Dominican Republic poet Rei Berroa, he translated Berroa's Book of Fragments in 1990. At the time Footbridge to India was published, Jones lived in Falls Church, Virginia.
Harold Dowling Jopp, Jr., was born on October 20, 1946 in Baltimore,
Maryland. He attended St. Charles College, Catholic University,
and Washington College, where he obtained his B.A. in 1968. He received
an M.A. in 1970 from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from
the University of Maryland in 1976. He also attended the Ecumenical
Institute of Theology in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1969 to 1972, he was an instructor in English at Chesapeake College, then became
assistant dean of students and registrar (1972-1974), assistant
to the president (1974-1975), and interim president in 1975. From
1974 to 1975, he was a legal assistant to an attorney in Denton,
Maryland. He is the editor, with Robert H. Ingersoll, of Shoremen:
An Anthology of Eastern Shore Prose and Verse (Tidewater Publishers, 1974)(which contains three of his poems).
Lawrence Joseph was born in Detroit in 1948. He was educated at the University of Michigan, where he received a B.A., and at Cambridge University, where he received a B.A. and M.A. He obtained his law degree at the University of Michigan Law School. He clerked for Chief Justice G. Mennen Williams of the Michigan Supreme Court, taught at the University of Detroit School of Law, and practiced law with the firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City. Since 1987, he has taught at St. John’s University School of Law. Joseph has also taught in the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. He lives in New York City.
Joseph is the author of four collections of poems,
Into It (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), Shouting
at No One (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983); Curriculum
Vitae (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988); Before Our
Eyes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993). His earlier collections
have recently been republished under the title, Codes, Precepts,
Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973-1993 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
2005). He is also the author of Lawyerland (Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 1997), a book of prose. In 2009, the University of
Cincinnati Law Review published a symposium, "'Some Sort
of Chronicler I Am": Narration and the Poetry of Lawrence Joseph,"
(vol. 77) devoted to his work.
of American Poets] [Lawrence
Joseph][Three Poems] ["History for Another Time"—Kenyon Review] [Lawrence Joseph] [Lawrence Joseph's Work Celebrated at Cincinnati Symposium] [Interview]
Sharon Simpson Joseph
Sharon Joseph is a graduate of Stanford Law School. She served as counsel
to Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles, and directed a drop-out prevention
program in Watts. She has also taught Constitutional Law and Marketing for Nonprofits
at the University of Judaism. She is the author of And How My Spirit Soars:
Learning to Pack for an Extraordinary Journey (2002).
John Joyner practices law in Decatur, Georgia. He writes and performs cowboy poetry. Joyner spent his early childhood in Montana.
See: Michael J. Astrue
Kenneth S. Kabb
Edwin F. Kagin
Edwin Kagin was born on November 26, 1940 in Greenville, South
Carolina. He attended Wooster College in Ohio, Park College in Missouri,
and obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas
City in 1964. He continued at UMKC for graduate work in English
Literature and then obtained his law degree from the University
of Louisville in 1971. Kagin practices law in Union, Kentucky and
where ever his cases take him. His poetry appears regularly in various
local publication, as does his political writings. Kagin is the
director of Camp Quest, which claims to be the nation's first secular
humanist residential summer camp. Kagin, who identifies himself
as "the candidate without a prayer" (one assumes because
of his political beliefs), has run unsuccessfully for the Kentucky
Supreme Court and the Kentucky Senate. [Biographical
sketch based on information provided by Mr. Kagin] [Selected
completed her MFA in creative writing at The City College of New York (CUNY), where she teaches in the English Department. Kallen was a speech writer for former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. She also holds an MA in French and is an attorney admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. [website]
John M. Kaman
John M. Kaman is a San Francisco lawyer who has published
poetry. He obtained his law degree from the University of California-Berkeley,
Boalt Hall School of Law in 1980
Mähealani Kamau'u is the Executive Director of the Native Hawaiian Legal
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, formerly the Soviet Union, and
moved to the United States in 1993.
Kaminsky's, Dancing In Odessa, was published by Tupelo Press in 2004. [Review]. He is also the author of Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press); some of his poetry is written in Russian. In 1999-2000, Kaminsky served as a George Bennett Fellow
Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Kaminsky graduated in 2004 from
the Hastings College of Law-University of California
with Kaminsky] [Ilya
Kaminsky Reading His Poems]
Madeleine Begun Kane
Madeline Kane is a self-described "recovering lawyer."
She is the author of limericks.[homepage]
Susan Kaplan is an attorney in New York City. She has published in Poetry, Pegasus, Boulevard, and Another Chicago Magazine, and other journals.
Dini Karasik is a Mexican-American writer and lawyer. Her poetry has appeared in Crack the Spine, and she has work appearing in Más Tequila Review and Kweli Journal.
Christopher Keefer is the author of Lessons From Exile (Finishing Line Press, 2013). [Notre Dame adjunct faculty profile]
William Keener is an environmental lawyer and lives in Marin
County, California. He is the author of Three Crows Yelling,
written with with poets Bill Noble and Michael Day, published by
Pudding House Press in 1999, and Gold Leaf on Granite (Bradford,
Massachusetts: The Anabiosis Press, 2009). Keener's poetry and essays
have appeared in various magazines and literary journals.
Jean Clare Keister
grew up in North Carolina. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College and obtained her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She practiced law for fifteen years. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. She is also a short story writer. Keith lives in Eugene, Oregon. [Susan Keith]
Peggy Kelley is an Austin, Texas poet and attorney.
Thomas Kelly is a Virginia Beach, Virginia, lawyer.
Robert Kennedy studied law at New York Law School. He is employed at the monastery of the Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, New York. He was born in Yonkers, New York in 1950. His undergraduate work was at Manhattan College. He is a painter as well as a poet.
Lillian Baker Kennedy
Lillian Baker Kennedy is a Maine native, a graduate of the University
of Southern Maine, where she majored in philosophy and the University
of Maine School of Law. She has an active domestic relations practice
in Lewiston, Maine. Kennedy's web-site: HEARSAY:
Poetry Written by Lawyers features a limited selection of poetry
by lawyers. A selection of Kennedy's poetry was published in the
Legal Studies Forum (Vol. 28)(2003), and her first collection
of poetry, Tomorrow After Night, was published in 2003 by
Bay River Press. Her poetry is also found in Leavings (Bay
River Press, 2005)(a collection of poems by Elizabeth Hobbs, Patricia
Smith Ranzoni, Elizabeth Moser and Lillian Baker Kennedy). ["Shadow
Charles Beaudelaire"] ["The
Balms of Gilead"] [Spotlight:
Lillian Baker Kennedy]
Robert Kennedy was born in Yonkers, New York in 1950. He studied Economics at Manhattan College and obtained his law degree from the New York Law School. He is a member of the Croton, New York Poet's Group. Kennedy is employed at the monastery of the Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, New York.
Marian Kent is a lawyer in western Massachusetts. She is author of two collections of poetry, Responsive Pleading (All Caps Publ., 2012) and Superpowers or: More Poems About Flying (All Caps Publ., 2013).
T.S. Kerrigan was born March 15, 1939 in Los Angeles (where he continues
to live). He attended the University of California, Berkeley (1957-1961) and
completed graduate work at Loyola University in Los Angeles in 1964. He
is the author of plays including "Branches Among the Stars" (Louisville,
1990). His plays have more recently been produced in Los Angeles
at the Ensemble Studio Theatre where he served formerly served as
a member of the Board of Directors and the Globe Playhouse.
Kerrigan's poetry has appeared in various periodicals,
both in the United States and Europe, including: Southern Review,
International Poetry Review, Poetry Monthly, Kansas
Quarterly, Pacific Review, Tennessee Quarterly. Kerrigan's work appears in Good Poetry, a 2002 anthology by Garrison Keillor.
Kerrigan is a former theater critic, a member of the
Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle, and participated in the UCLA
National Playwrights' Conference.
Kerrigan served as president of the Irish American Bar
Association, and in 2001, argued (and won rather decisively) Lujan v.
G&G Fire Sprinklers, Inc., a case he argued before the U.S. Supreme
Reflections on the Sexual Revolution] [Elegy
for a Shakespearean Actor] [Roué]
Paul Andrew Kettunen
Paul Killebrew is a lawyer in New Orleans. He is the author
of Inspector v. Evader (Ugly Duckling Presse); Flowers
(Canarium), and Forget Rita (Poetry Society of America).
Killebrew attended Brooklyn Law School. He was born and raised in
Annie Kim is the author of a collection of poetry, Into the Cyclorama (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2016)
Lee Kim is an attorney with Tucker Arensberg, P.C. and is registered
to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
as a patent attorney. Lee is also a photographer and author of plays
and short stories. Kim's father, Kim Yong Ik was a Korean-American
fiction writer whose works include Blue in the Seed and Love
in the Winter.
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was born in Colombia and grew up in New York City. A former attorney, her poems have appeared in Folio, Connecticut Review,
Louisiana Literature, and San Pedro River Review. [website]
Kenneth King was born in 1952 and grew up in Jessamine and Boyle
counties, thus, a native of Kentucky. He obtained his undergraduate
degree from Berea College, an M.A. from the University of Kentucky,
and a doctorate in English from the University of Nebraska. He taught
English at a community college before taking up the study of law
at Vanderbilt in 1995, where he obtained his J.D. degree in 1998.
King's poetry appeared in literary journals and magazines before
he went to law school. He reports he gave up poetry while in law
school because he was "afraid of breaking my heart otherwise." After law school,
he clerked for the 6th Circuit, worked for Legal Aid, and took up
private practice in Somerset Kentucky. In the fall of 2003, he returned to full-time teaching at Western Kentucky University. Our last communication with King brought news that he was leaving Western Kentucky University, but where he may have gone, we do not know.
Vickie Mandell-King served for some 30 years as a Federal Public Defender. Her poetry has been published in Calyx Journal, Margie, Kalliope, Mainstreet Rag, Ilya's Honey and other journals. She lives in Louisville, Colorado. [YouTube video performing two of her poems]
Derek Kittle lives in Auburn, Alabama. He has, at various times been a lawyer, soldier, singer, and cook. Besides poetry, he writes children's books including The Adventures of Travel Tiger and Kittens in the Wild.
Vanessa Kittle, now an English composition professor, is a former lawyer. She published two collections of poetry in 2006, a chapbook, Apart, and a collection titled, Surviving the Days of the Empire, both with March Street Press. Her work has appeared in The New Renaissance, Nerve Cowboy, Limestone, Ibbetson Street, and Porcupine Literary Arts. Kittle is the editor of Abramelin: The Journal of Poetry and Magick .
Richard J. Kittrell
Richard Kittrell was born in 1934; received his B.A. and LL.B. from
New York University; admitted to practice law in 1960. According
to a personal profile in the Wall Street Journal, Kittrell
has been writing poetry for 40 years, part of it dealing with his
colleagues and clients. [Source: "A lawyer
who thinks in rhyme gives colleagues a heck of a time," Wall
Street Journal, Oct. 12, 1994, p. B1]
Alan S. Kleiman
Alan Kleiman's poetry has appeared in The Criterion, Camel Saloon, Fringe, The Montucky Review, Pyrta, and other journals. He is the author of a chapbook, Grand Slam (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013). He lives in New York City and works as an attorney.
Paul Klinger grew up near Baytown, Texas, attended the University of Houston as an undergraduate, received his MFA from the University of Arizona, and his JD from the University of Houston. He has published five chapbooks: Jumblefate, Occasion in the Mosaic Distance, The Speaking Parts, The Alligator Book, and Signed Even as a Waiting, and a book, Rubble Paper, Paper Rubble (Further Other Book Works, 2013). He works as an attorney in Houston, Texas.
John Kliphan is a poet-lawyer from San Francisco now living in Paris.
He founded and directs a poetry reading series called "Live
Poets Society" in the Paris pubs. He is the author of Against
the Dark and Chain Songs.
Kliphan was admitted to the Massachusetts and California
Bar. He received his B.A. degree from Boston University and his
J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law.
Sandra Cannady Knapp
Sandra Knapp is a family law attorney and has been a poet since the age of 19. A book of her poems, Woodwinds was published in 1998.
Phyllis Gottesfeld Knight
Phyllis Knight has practiced law in California and Florida,
and currently in Colorado where her focus is on estate and probate
work. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Wellesley in 1966,
and her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1969. [See:
Phyllis Gottesfeld Knight, "Death Floating over South Florida--Gulf
War I," 35 (9) The Colorado Lawyer 47 (2006)]
"A graduate of Yale and Harvard Law School and professed world
traveler, Doug Knott discovered the excitement of the written and
spoken word in underground clubs. As a longtime member of the Carma
Bums/Lost Tribe, he has been at the forefront of Performance Poetry
. . . . As a performer and as a poet, he believes that poetry should
entertain people as well as move them and make them think."
[endpage, bio, in Doug Knott, Small Dogs Bark
Cartoons (Los Angeles: Seven Wolves Pub., 1991)][poem &
Knott is the author of a collection of poems, Small
Dogs Bark Cartoons (Seven Wolves Pub., 1991) and numerous chapbooks.
His poetry has appeared in Caffeine, Pearl, Chiron
Review and in anthologies including Grand Passion: Poets
of Los Angeles and Beyond and The Outlaw Poetry Bible.
Knott has also written, produced, and directed poetry videos.
Caroline Hoffberg Knowles
Amelia Kohli is a legal services attorney in Rochester, New York.
Gowri Koneswaran is a Washington, D.C.-based poet and attorney and
host of Poetry in the Morning at BloomBars community arts space
in Columbia Heights. She graduated from George Washington University
in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in English and later received a
law degree from the University of Arizona. Koneswaran's parents
immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. Her poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review, and her first chapbook, Still Beating, was published in 2010. ["not
here long": blog]
Jessica G. de Koninck
Jessica de Koninck is a graduate of Brandeis University
and Boston University School of Law. She is a longtime Montclair,
New Jersey resident and served two terms as councilwoman. She is
currently Director of Legislative Services for the New Jersey Department
of Education. Koninck is the author of a chapbook of poems, Repairs,
published by Finishing Line Press in 2006. Her poems have appeared
in various journals and anthologies. [Jessica G. de Koninck]
Salah A. Kornas
Salah Kornas is a Seattle lawyer.
Matt Kraunelis is a 1991 graduate of Merrimack College in North
Andover, Massachusetts. He obtained his law degree in 1994 from
Suffolk University Law School. He is currently (December, 2009)
the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Methuen, Massachusetts. He formerly
served as a government attorney and Methuen City Councilor. His
poems have appeared in The Merrimack Review, The Alternative
Voice, The Bridge Review and Romantics Quarterly.
He is a founding member of the Grey Court Poets, a Methuen based
poetry writing group. He has a chapbook, Tackle Box, that
is presently unpublished. He resides in Methuen with his family.
Christine Kravetz has, so far as we know, abandoned the legal profession. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Her poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review,
South Carolina Review, California State Poetry Quarterly, and Red Wheel Barrow Literary Magazine.
Richard Krech was born in 1946 and grew up in Berkeley, California.
He started writing poetry in 1965, and in 1966, founded a poetry
magazine, The Avalanche, that published five issues. Along
with the The Avalanche, Krech published several chapbooks
under his Undermine Press imprint and sponsored weekly poetry readings
at a Telegraph Avenue bookstore in Berkeley from 1966 to 1969. Krech's
first poetry chapbook was published in 1967 (by D.A. Levy, Cleveland).
His poetry has appeared in various small magazines around the country
including Work (from John Sinclair's Artists Workshop Press
in Detroit), Ole, Manhattan Review, City Light's
Journal for the Protection of all Beings, and Kauri.
Krech stopped writing poetry in the mid-1970s. In 1976, The Incompleat
Works of Richard Krech was published by Litmus, and that same
year, Krech started law school. After graduating from New College
of California School of Law, Krech has been practicing criminal
defense in Oakland (a good place he tells us, to practice criminal
law) since 1980. He also does pro-bono work for people arrested
at protest demonstrations, like the anti-apartheid demonstrations
in the 1980s, and various anti-war demonstrations over the past
fifteen years. In his criminal practice, Krech's cases involve everything
from shoplifting to murder. His practice includes trial and appellate
In 2001, Krech started writing poetry again. This
second generation of poems has been published in Exit 13,
Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, California Defender
(publication of the California Public Defender's Association), and
X-Ray, among other magazines and journals.
Krech lives with his wife, Mary Holbrook, a former
lawyer and now a therapist in Albany, California. Krech tells us
that he finds Buddhist teachings relevant and helpful in his life
but doesn't believe in reincarnation. His travels have taken to
Europe, Africa, Asia & Latin America, to Laos, Burma, Nepal,
Algeria, Iran, Libya and more prosaic destinations like Jamaica,
Mexico, Great Britain, and France. [Richard Krech] [Richard
Krech bibliography] ["Hand
to Hand Combat" and "In the Moment"] [Poems]
[The Statute with
No Face] ["Bodhisattava of the Public Defender's Office"] [Richard Krech Reading at Moe's Books] [Richard Krech reading his lawyer poems, In Chambers] [Richard Krech reading travel poems] [Richard Krech reading his poems]
David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. Under his leadership the Foundation has initiated innovative projects for building peace, strengthening international law and abolishing nuclear weapons. Krieger has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on the issues of peace, security, nuclear weapons, and international law and has authored numerous books on peace and the nuclear age, including a book of poetry, The Poetry of Peace (Capra Press, 2003). A new book of his poetry, Today Is Not a Good Day for War, is expected in the near future.
Krieger is Deputy Chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (Germany), a member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet, and a member of the International Steering Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative. He is also a founder and a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, a global network of over 2000 organizations and municipalities committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons. He serves on the Advisory Council of Free the Children International (Toronto), Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (New York), the International Council of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide (Israel), the International Institute for Peace (Vienna), the Peace Resources Cooperative (Japan), the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (Sweden), and the War and Peace Foundation (New York). He also serves as a board member of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (New York), the Foundation for Conscious Evolution (Santa Barbara), and the Santa Barbara International Academy.
He is a recipient of the Peace Educator of the Year Award of the Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development (2001); the Gakudo Peace Award of the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation (2001); the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Award (2000); the Peace Award of the International Journal of Humanities and Peace (2000); the Soka Gakkai International Peace and Culture Award (1997); the Soka University Award of Highest Honor (1997); the Peace Award of the War and Peace Foundation (1996); the Big Canvas Award of Santa Barbara Magazine (1996); and the Bronze Medal of the Hungarian Engineers for Peace (1995).
In his early career, Krieger was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii and at San Francisco State University. He worked at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions on issues of international law and ocean governance, and at the Foundation for Reshaping the International Order (RIO Foundation) in the Netherlands, on the effects of dual-purpose technologies on disarmament, development and the environment.
Krieger is a graduate of Occidental College, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Hawaii and received his J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law. He is married and has three children.
Krieger's collection of poetry, Today Is Not a Good Day for War (Capra Press, 2005) can be ordered from Waging Peace.com, Website of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. ["Today is Not a Good Day for War"] [Capra Press]
Praveen Krishna practices law in his hometown, Birmingham, Alabama. His nonfiction, poetry, and fiction have appeared in Granta, Ploughshares, and Kenyon Review.
Gabi E. Kupfer
Gabi Kupfer, as of 2000, was a Program Associate in Human Development
and Reproductive Health at the Ford Foundation. She graduated from
New York University School of Law in 1998. She grew up in Iowa and
received her B.A.in Creative Writing, with a concentration in poetry.
We learned that Ms. Kupfer was a poet by way of her article, "Margaret's
Missing Voice: Using Poetry to Explore Untold Stories in the Law," which appeared in 21 Women's Rights L. Rep. 177 (2000).
Laurie A. Kuribayashi
Laurie A. Kuribayashi graduated from the William S. Richardson
School of Law of the University of Hawaii and clerked for Chief
Judge Emeritus Samuel P. King of the Federal District Court of the
District of Hawaii after graduation. Kuribayashi's legal practice
is focused on real estate and finance. She has taught contracts,
creative writing, composition, and literature at the University
of Hawaii. Her poetry has appeared in journals and magazines, both
in the United States and Japan. She was born in El Paso, Texas,
and grew up in Hawaii. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. [Personal Communication with Laurie Kuribayashi]
Michael Kutzin is a practicing lawyer in New York City; lives in Scarsdale, with his wife and two children.
Jennifer Steinberg Kuvin
David La Croix
David La Croix is a Brooksville, Florida city attorney. He is the author of Love Poems for the Romance-Challenged (All-Occasion Rhymes for Tongue-Tied Lovers).
Denny Lancaster is a tax attorney specializing in international finance. [Source: Staff, Poetry Galore]
David Lange is a professor of law at Duke University where he teaches courses in intellectual property, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition, entertainment law, and telecommunications law. Lange's poem, "Willing The Child To," appears in In the Shadow Of The Wall (Cumberland House, 2002)(Byron R. Tetrick ed.)(an anthology of short fiction and poetry about the Vietnam War, inspired by the Memorial in Washington, DC.). [Duke faculty profile] ["Reimagining the Public Domain" — an essay]
Jill J. Lange
Jill Lange is an attorney, poet, and environmental activist.
Her poems have appeared in The New Verse News.
Joseph R. Larsen
Joseph Larsen practices media law at the Houston, Texas firm, Ogden, Gibson, Brocks & Longoria. [Source: Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Wordsmiths at Work: Love and Lure of Language Motivate Lawyer-Poets, Texas Lawyer (2007)]
is an attorney at Gray Plant Mooty in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he specializes in the law of nonprofit organizations and health law. He served as an editor at Milkweed Editions, and has also worked as a teacher, bookseller, and freelance writer. His work has appeared in The Comstock Review, Controlled Burn, Defined Providence, Flyway, and The MacGuffin. A chapbook of poems, Of Squid & Other Humans was published by Main Street Rag. He lives in the Twin Cities.
Kenneth L. Lasson
Kenneth Lasson is a professor of law at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of two long poems of legal verse: "To Kill a Mockingbird: Stare Decisis and M'Naghten in Maryland," published in theMaryland Law Review (vol. 26, p. 143, 1966) and "Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Pierson v. Post [A Ditty Dedicated to Freshman Law Students, Confused on the Merits]," published in the Nova Law Review (vol. 17, p. 857, 1993).
Angel Latterell is a poet and performance artist who makes use of dance, music,and story in her creations. Her first full-length stage production titled Intersection ( a spoken word opera) debuted in December 2007 at the Richard Hugo House, Angel's written work appears in Chanter and other journals. She is an attorney for artists.
Marguerite Laurent is a playwright, performance poet, and hip hop attorney, A pro-democracy Haitian-American activist, she served as legal advisor to President Jean Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, from 1994 to 1995.
Janet Lawler practiced law for 15 years and then turned
her attentions to her writing. She is a graduate of the University
of Connecticut Law School. Her work has appeared in various publications.
She began her work as a poet when she was a child. She is the author
of a children's picture book, If Kisses Were Colors.
Mary Leader was born in 1948 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. She served as
an Assistant Attorney General of Oklahoma and referee for the Oklahoma
Supreme Court. She is a 1991 graduate of the MFA Program for Writers
at Warren Wilson College and received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
She taught at Emory University (where she was a lecturer in law
as well as literature), Louisiana State University, and Purdue University.
She is now teaching at the University of Memphis.[Source:
Personal Communication with Mary Leader]
is the author of Red Signature (Saint Paul, Minnesota: Graywolf
Press, 1997), The Penultimate Suitor (University of Iowa
Press, 2001), and Beyond the Fire (Shearsman Books, 2010).
The New York Times "Poetry in Brief" reviewer,
Michael Hainey, calls The Penultimate Suitor, an "ambitious
and inventive collection [in which Leader] exposes some of her deepest
emotions and lays bare her most personal reflections."
[New York Times Book Review, August 19, 2001, p. 17, c.3]
at Sewing Machine"] [Unheroic
Couplets; Middle Daughter's Song; & Rife Sill] [Sycamore
Review Interview about Leader's latest book, Beyond the Fire]
Lisa Lee's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in North American Review, Sycamore Review, Gulf Coast, The Tusculum Review, Pebble Lake Review, and Reed Magazine. She obtained an MFA from the University of Houston, a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, in English and a J.D. at Santa Clara University.
Randy Lee is a professor of law at Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [Personal communication with Randy Lee]
Madelyn C. Leeke
Madelyn Leeke is an poet, mixed-media artist, writer, business consultant
(reviewing and preparing government regulations for a federal agency
within the FDA), online minister, and motivational speaker. She
lives and works in Washington, DC. Leeke is a graduate of Morgan
State University, Howard University School of Law, and Georgetown
University Law Center. Her poetry is featured in Beyond the Frontier:
African American Poetry for the 21st Century (Black Classic
Press, 2002) edited by E. Ethelbert Miller. Leeke is the author
of My Soul Speaks (1991), I Am My Sistas' Keeper (1994),
Baby, I Got It Bad For You Blues (1995), Feminist Soul
2000 (2000), Be Fearless, Choose Love (2000), Monday
Morning Meditations (2000), Blessed Is The Fruit Of Thy Womb
(2001), La Bohemienne: Sensual Intimacies Living Within A Woman's
Soul (2001), Our Womanist Spirit (2002). Over the past
seven years, Leeke has exhibited her art work in the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area, Richmond, Virginia, and Greensboro, North
Maurice Le Gardeur
Maurice Le Gardeur was born and raised in New Orleans and is
a graduate of Tulane University, B.A. (1967) and J.D. (1972). He
resides on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and is engaged in
what he calls a "country practice" involving primarily
personal injury litigation. Le Gardeur's wife, Meg Kern, is also
a lawyer. They reside on a 40 acre Christmas tree farm and vineyard
near Folsom, Louisiana. He began writing poetry in 1982 and is now
known among colleagues as the "Bard of Boston Street."
He is the author of a collection of poetry entitled, A Country
Lawyer Looks at Life (Covington, Louisiana: The Bard's Press,
Liz Ciampa-Leuzzi is a graduate of Wellesley College and was an
attorney before becoming a high school English teacher. She now lives in her hometown on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
She is the author of two chapbook s, What is Left (Big Table Publishing Co., 2009) and Good for Everyday Use (also published by Big Table Publishing Co., but which we have been unable to locate). [Liz Ciampa-Leuzzi]
is a former trial attorney. She now teaches in the Writing Program at the University of North Florida. Her poems and essays have appeared in Rattapallax, The NeoVictorian/Cochlea, Slant, Sojourner, The Humanist, Wind, The Ledge, Yellow Silk II: International Erotic Stories and Poems, Asheville Poetry Review, The Edge City Review, and THEMA. She is the author of a collection of poems, Glass Transitions (Georgetown, Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Back East (Moon Pie Press, 2013). [Michele Leavitt]
David Leightty is a lawyer in Louisville, Kentucky. Leightty was born in 1951. He received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the University of Louisville. He was admitted to practice in 1977. Leightty is the author of two chapbooks, Cumbered Shapes (Robert L. Barth, 1998) and Civility at the Flood Wall (Robert L. Barth, 2002), and is the founder and editor in chief of a poetry press, Scienter Press, "a small press for poetry of meaning . . . focusing primarily on poems having measure or form,
and exclusively on poems indicating the presence of
something in mind." (Scienter Press has published chapbooks of T.S. Kerrigan and Richard Taylor's poems; Kerrigan and Taylor's poems have appeared in the Legal Studies Forum). [Poems—The Hypertexts] [Law firm profile]
Brad Leithauser is a widely published poet, novelist,
and essayist. [Brad
Leithauser] [See Michael Stanford, The Cyclopean Eye, The Courtly Game, Admissions Against Interest: Five Modern American Lawyer Poets, 30 Legal Studies Forum 9 (2006)]
Lawrence E. Leone
Lawrence E. Leone is a Santa Monica, California lawyer.
Michelle Lerner was a welfare lawyer in legal services programs
in Massachusetts and New Jersey for nearly a decade. She is now
a freelance writer for legal non-profits. Her essay, "Poetry
as an Extension of Legal Advocacy: 'To Pull a Fierce Gasping Life
from the Polluted Current,' appears in vol. 65 (1), Guild Practitioner
Liz Ciampa Leuzzi graduated from Wellesley College and worked
as an attorney before becoming a high school English (and sometimes)
law teacher. She lives in her hometown on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
She is the author of two chapbooks, What Is Left? and Good for Everyday Use, both published
by Big Table Publishing Company. [Liz
Michael H. Levin
Michael Levin spent almost twenty years as a lawyer, policy expert and executive with EPA and other federal agencies. He then was in private practice at national law firms. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, and a M.Litt. in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. His poetry has appeared in Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore, Midstream, Poetica, Martha's Vineyard Writing, Adirondack Review, The Federal Poet and other journals.
Jeffrey Levine was a corporate lawyer in New York City and professional
musician when he made the move that changed his life.
He was playing clarinet in a chamber music concert at Bennington College in Vermont, when during an intermission, he found the library, and sat down to compose a poem. In 1999, Levine joined his sister-in-law, Margaret Donovan, to launch Tupelo
Press, a small publishing house in Dorset, Vermont, in 1999.
He is now a teacher of English and writing at Kingswood-Oxford School
in West Hartford, Connecticut. Levine resides in West Hartford.
Levine is a graduate of the University of Albany,
State University of New York, where he majored in music and English.
He then taught at Skidmore College, played with the Albany Symphony
Orchestra and became a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic. He then
attended the Buffalo School of Law (State University of New York).
After law school, he was a criminal defense lawyer and went on to
spend 25 years in corporate law while continuing his work as a musician.
Levine is the author of Mortal, Everlasting
(Pavement Saw Press, 2002), a collection of poetry. His poetry has
appeared in Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Poetry
International, Virginia Quarterly Review, Quarterly
West, Barrow Street, Yankee Magazine, Cavalcade,
Boston Poet, Missouri Review, The Watermark
and other literary journals. [Source: Personal
communication with Jeffrey Levine] [Wikipedia]
Debbie Levy graduated from the University of Virginia and obtain her law degree and master's degree from the University of Michigan. She is the author of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She resides in Maryland. [Debbie Levy]
John Levy is a public defender in the county felony trials division, Tucson, Arizona (since July, 1997). He obtained his B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University, and his J.D. from the University of Arizona.
Levy's most recent books are Oblivion, Tyrants, Crumbs (First Intensity Press, 2008)(a book of poems) and A Mind's Cargo Shifting (First Intensity Press, 2011) (a book of short stories and prose pieces). Both of the books are available on Kindle.
Kurt S. Lewis
Kurt Lewis is a lawyer, poet, actor, photographer and playwright.
He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from New Mexico State
University and the University of Denver College of Law. He was admitted
to the bar in Colorado in 1981 and took up the practice of law in
Rory Adrian Lewis
Rory Lewis received his B.S. degree from Syracuse University in
1993, and his J.D. for Syracuse in 1996. He also has a Ph.D. in
Computer Science & Information.
Bruce W. Lider
Bruce Lider is New Bedford, Massachusetts lawyer. He was born in 1950. [Bruce W. Lider]
Mary Ann Lightfoot
Mary Ann Lightfoot lives in Dallas, Texas.
Daniel Lin was born in Wenzhou, China. His poems have appeared in Agni, Chelsea, Good Foot, Indiana Review, Verse, and Washington Square. He lives lives in Greenwich Village and is a of Columbia University Law School. His 16-page, limited-edition, 125 copy print run of poems entitled Tinder with inked calligraphy by Dr. Jingjing Ye is not longer available from the publisher, Nightboat Press.
Joel Lipman is a visual artist and poet. He is Professor of Art
and English at the University of Toledo where he's currently Associate
Dean for the Visual & Performing Arts. Lipman received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. ["A
Stamping Ground"] [To Shine Through the Transparencies
of Assemblage: Biographic Notes & Illustrations on Several Visual
Lipman Survey] ["Deliberate
Sara Littlecrow-Russell is an attorney, mediator, and poet. She resides in Leverett, Massachusetts. Her first published collection of poetry, The Secret Powers of Naming
was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2006.
"Jack Litz was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at
the beginning of the Great Depression. Upon his graduation from
South Philadelphia High School, he then enlisted in the U.S. Air
Force for eighteen months. After his discharge, he obtained a B.S.
Degree at Temple University, and thereafter obtained a B.LL Degree
from Temple University School of Law. He has been a practicing attorney
for over twenty-five years in Philadelphia."
[Source: dust jacket back-panel, J. Litz, Poetic Justice (Bryn
Mawr, Pennsylvania: Dorrance & Company, 1988)] [Poetic Justice
is a collection of Litz's poetry]
Marjorie J. Liu
Stephen L. Lockwood
[law firm profile]
Dara Lovitz is an associate in the law firm, Anapol Schwartz. Her poem, "Kelo: A Poem for the Condemned" appears in the Philadelphia Business Journal (March 31, 2006).
Julian Lowenfeld is a New York lawyer, poet, translator, playwright, and composer. He came to our attention with the publication of his Russian-English edition of Pushkin's poetry, My Talisman, The Lyric Poetry of Alexander Pushkin. Lowenfeld's great-grandfather, Berliner Tagesblatt, a correspondent in Russia, was reputedly the first to translate Leo Tolstoy into German. Lowenfeld studied Russian literature in Harvard, did postgraduate work at Leningrad University (now St. Petersburg University) and then obtained his law degree at a New York university.
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Antoinette Lopez is Professor of Law and Director of Clinical
Programs at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She received
her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1979
and her law degree from UCLA in 1982. Lopez was the Court Law Clerk
for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
From 1983 to 1986, she was an associate at the law firm of Modreall,
Sperling, Roehl, Harris, and Sisk in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She
joined the New Mexico faculty in 1986 and has taught Land Use, Civil
Procedure, Legal Ethics, Family Law, Election Law and Comparative
Law. Lopez's poetry has appeared in Circles: The Buffalo Women's
Journal of Law and Social Policy and the American University
Journal of Gender & the Law.
is a litigation lawyer in California.
Katherine Auchincloss Lorr
Katherine Lorr is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence and received her law degree
from Rutgers. She works for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service. Lorr lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
G. Michael Loveall
G. Michael Loveall was born in Brazil, Indiana on December 6, 1946.
He received his undergraduate degree from Franklin College in 1968
and a J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1971. Loveall
practiced criminal law and divorce law in Franklin, Indiana and
surrounding countries. He has tried, by his estimation, several
thousand divorce cases. Loveall is the author of a collection of
poetry is titled Two Faces and was published in 1976. Loveall
is now retired from the practice of law, handles some mediation
cases, but has now turned his attention to various literary pursuits.
[Source: "Loveall, George Michael," in
Donald E. Thompson (ed.), Indiana Authors and Their Books 1967-1980
238 (Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1981; personal
interview (by telephone), December 19, 2002]
Dara Lovitz's poem, "Kelo:
A Poem for the Condemned" was published in the Philadelphia
Business Journal, March 31, 2006.
James L. Lowry
James L. Lowry began practicing law in Indiana in 1966. He served
in the Attorney General's Office of Indiana and was a prosecuting
attorney of Rush County, Indiana for six years. In 1978 he published
a collection of poems titled, Thoughts of a Married Man (Vantage
Press, 1978). [The
Law Firm of James L. Lowry]
Jennifer Lubinski is a trial lawyer with the Baltimore office of
the law firm, Funk & Bolton. An article about her work as a
poet appears in the Maryland Bar Bulletin (August, 2010).
Ben Luftman was born in 1978 and grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small suburb of Columbus, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his law degree at Capital University in 2003 and began his own criminal and DUI defense law practice. He continues to practice in the Columbus, Ohio area. Luftman began writing poetry in 1990. [Law firm profile]
Maja Lukic is an associate in the Environmental, Toxic Torts, and Consumer Protection Litigation unit at Witz & Luxenberg, a firm she joined in 2015. She lives in New York City. She graduated from Cornell Law School in 2010. Her writing has appeared in Colorado Review, Vinyl, Prelude, Western Humanities Review, Salamander, Posit, Brooklyn Quarterly, The Moth. New South, South Carolina Review, and Canary.
Sandra Lundy is a Boston lawyer and published poet. She was born
in 1952 and obtained her B.A. degree from American University and
her J.D. from Yale. She was admitted to practice in 1988. Lundy
is Coordinator of the Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Research,
Education, and Advocacy Project. Her areas of legal practice include
family law, litigation, personal injury, and domestic violence.
She is the editor of Same-Sex Domestic Violence, Strategy for
Change (with Beth Leventhal)(published by Sage Publication
Janice Luo received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on immigration and nationality law. Luo is a published poet.
received her J.D. from the University of
North Carolina. Her poetry has appeared in Antioch Review,
Mudlark, and Squaw Review.
woman and the child"] ["girl
at party"] ["woman"]
David A. Lycan
David Lycan was born in 1950 in southern West Virginia. He attended Marshall
University and obtained his J.D. from West Virginia University.
He was admitted to the Bar in 1950 and practices law in Wayne, West
Eugene D. (Sonny) Lyles
Eugene Lyles was born in 1952; received his B.A. from Texas A & M and
J.D. from the University of Houston. He was admitted to practice
law in 1977. Lyles served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel
at NeoDyme Technologies Corporation, a College Station, Texas corporation
which has now declared Bankruptcy