“At his best, man is the noblest of animals. Separated from law and justice, he is the worst.”
Brigham Theodore worked as a “facilities technician” at a local school. He worked as a janitor to put himself through law school and once he passed his bar exam he needed to find a real job in a market that was flush with lots of people wanting the same thing. Theodore lucked into a practice that paid-as-he-worked and gave him a case on his first day…a DUI. The practice was advertised with a big neon sign on the door, hence the name of this novel; The Neon Lawyer. I won’t say whether he won, but he did distinguish himself.
His next case was a capital murder trial.
I really enjoyed this book by Victor Methos. The main character was not one of those slick lawyers who seem to know everything, but he was new to the profession and work his butt off to find a way for his client.