Death Is Different: A Lawyer's Story: A young attorney discovers some hard truths about the politics of the death penalty and, in the process, learns that justice is elusive but worth fighting for.

Death Is Different: A Lawyer's Story: A young attorney discovers some hard truths about the politics of the death penalty and, in the process, learns that justice is elusive but worth fighting for.

by Felix Michael Mosca Esq.

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Overview

Death Is Different: A Lawyer's Story is a sardonic memoir in which the author recounts his coming of age as a young and inexperienced trial lawyer in 1986. It is the autobiographical account of the author's representation of a previously convicted murderer after police rushed to charge the ex-con with the murder of a sadistically brutal man who was despised and feared by just about everyone who knew him. During the litigation the young attorney discovers some hard truths about the politics of the death penalty and, in the process, learns that justice is elusive but worth fighting for. He concludes that the death penalty insidiously undermines everything we say we believe in as Americans, and as human beings. This self-effacing, but triumphant, account is a tribute to the courage of every man and woman that has faced an overwhelming challenge and drawn upon something he or she may not have ever known they possessed: courage. Finally, it is a belated tribute to the "greatest generation" who instilled in their children a respect for truth and fairness and watched over us as we took the baton from them into our own battles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546931621
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/06/2017
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

The author was born in Queens, NY in 1954. His family moved to Miami that same year. He attended both Catholic and public schools in Miami before attending college at Florida State University. After graduating with a degree in history he taught high school social studies for four years. He then attended law school at the University of Florida and graduated in 1983. That same year he moved to Sarasota, Florida and entered private law practice. His early practice consisted primarily of representing indigent criminal defendants .

After nearly 30 years in private law practice handling a variety of civil and criminal litigation he retired to pursue writing and photography. A number of his fine art photographs have been selected for gallery exhibitions. This is his first book."

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