William J. Chriss, author
Hard copy book specifications:
- 1 hard cover volume
- 152 pages
- 6.5″ × 10″ × 0.75″
ISBN: 978-1-892542-66-3 © 2011
Summary of Contents
Chapter 1: The Common-Law Heritage and the Law of Torts
Chapter 2: Culture Wars: Legal Humor and the Rise of Lawyer Bashing
Chapter 3: Political Wars: The Truth About Hot Coffee and Lawsuit Abuse
Chapter 4: Policy Wars: The Changing Topography of Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5: The External Aspect of Legal Ethics, Its Effects on Lawyers and Clients, and the Dynamics of Striking Back
Chapter 6: The Noble Lawyer Paradigm
Praise for The Noble Lawyer
This is a time of rapid change in the legal profession. Much of it is not good, as William J. Chriss points out in his book, The Noble Lawyer. This thought-provoking book will, I believe, attempt to begin a conversation about how the “archetypal memory of a noble lawyer” has morphed into the image of the greedy lawyer.
The conversation is an important one. Texas, writes Chriss, is an epicenter of changes such as lawyer bashing and the lawsuit abuse movement. He encourages all of us to think more about recent changes and to expand the conversation beyond lawyers to involve the lay community.
The Weddington Center
Former Texas Representative
I have been waiting quite a while for someone to write this book. The Noble Lawyer finally tells the truth about tort reform and disrespect for the jury system. It exposes recent attacks on lawyers for what they are, attacks on American democracy, the rule of law, and justice itself. It is a book every American would enjoy reading.
Founder and Chief Trial Counsel
Southern Poverty Law Center
Chriss has written a wonderful book that should be read by everyone, lawyer and layman alike. It’s a lesson in American jurisprudence. It’s written in a most readable and entertaining fashion. And, if you read the last chapter first, it will only excite you to read the rest of the book!
Former Governor of Texas
A compelling and thought-provoking view of attorneys and the legal system with insights as to how we can preserve their vital role in our democracy.
Past President of the State Bar of Texas
Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP