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Praise for Mickey Shermans How Can Your Defend Those People?
 
“Im not popular with defense attorneys, especially in matters of murder.  Im one of those people who actually says to them, ‘How can you defend such a vile person?, or a variation on that theme.  Legally, on most of his cases, Ill never agree with Mickey Sherman, but I must admit I really enjoyed his book. Underneath his sometimes fierce demeanor in the courtroom, Sherman is a witty man with an amiable personality, an expert story teller, and a lover of the law who fights hard for his clients.” 

—Dominick Dunne, bestselling author

 
“If Mark Twain came back from the dead and decided to be a lawyer in Greenwich, CT, this might give you an idea of the tone of Mickey Shermans humorous, human, first-hand observations as he journeys through the black hole that we call our legal system.”

—Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam; Diner; Bugsy;

Wag the Dog; and …And Justice for All

 
“While defense attorneys are usually my natural enemy, understanding their thinking and ‘getting into their heads is an offer I cant refuse! And in this book, we get insight from one of the best, Mickey Sherman.”

—Nancy Grace, legal analyst and Headline News anchor

 
“This is the real Mickey Sherman, speaking in his own voice—irreverent, incorrigible and just plain hilarious.  He has seen and done it all in the world of criminal justice and television legal analysis.  No one is safe from his keen observation and knife-sharp recollection.  These are true stories, with serious underpinnings, that will have you roaring with laughter at the absurdity of it all.  Its a great read!”

—William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Chief of Police

 
 

Sherman is the high-profile, colorful, and iconoclastic criminal defense attorney who grew up underprivileged on the mean streets of Greenwich, Connecticut (OK, he readily admits there are NO mean streets in Greenwich, but compared to his friends, he was “poor”) and went on to fame and success in the courtroom first as a public defender, then as a prosecutor, and later as a defense lawyer.  The same qualities that have made Sherman so wildly successful before the bar and as a ubiquitous television commentator are on display in this account of why he wouldnt trade his job for any other in the world and why it is that defense attorneys do what they do – defend the thoroughly guilty, the somewhat-guilty, and the innocent with the same passion and vigor.  How Can You Defend Those People? is part memoir and part voyeuristic journey through the American criminal justice system; along the way the reader meets many of Mickeys celebrity clients and is treated to inside accounts of their cases.  Shermans winning style, self-deprecating humor, and his easy manner make it an eminently readable and enjoyable book.

Book News Annotation:

Sherman, a high-profile criminal defense attorney whose defendants have included Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel charged with rape, responds to the question often asked of him: How can you defend people accused of such crimes? The CBS-TV legal analyst candidly discusses the attorney's role in defending such people, why it's harder to defend celebrities than low-life thugs, and the effect of TV crime shows such as CSI on jurors and the issue of cameras in the courtroom. The book include photos. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In the tradition of true crime bestsellers, Sherman delivers a powerful account of his legal career--an all-access backstage pass to not only the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system but also to the "big cases" that have been seen on TV.

Synopsis:

Praise for Mickey Sherman’s How Can Your Defend Those People?
 
“I’m not popular with defense attorneys, especially in matters of murder.  I’m one of those people who actually says to them, ‘How can you defend such a vile person?’, or a variation on that theme.  Legally, on most of his cases, I’ll never agree with Mickey Sherman, but I must admit I really enjoyed his book. Underneath his sometimes fierce demeanor in the courtroom, Sherman is a witty man with an amiable personality, an expert story teller, and a lover of the law who fights hard for his clients.” 

—Dominick Dunne, bestselling author

 
“If Mark Twain came back from the dead and decided to be a lawyer in Greenwich, CT, this might give you an idea of the tone of Mickey Sherman’s humorous, human, first-hand observations as he journeys through the black hole that we call our legal system.”

—Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam; Diner; Bugsy;

Wag the Dog; and …And Justice for All

 
“While defense attorneys are usually my natural enemy, understanding their thinking and ‘getting into their heads’ is an offer I can’t refuse! And in this book, we get insight from one of the best, Mickey Sherman.”

—Nancy Grace, legal analyst and Headline News anchor

 
“This is the real Mickey Sherman, speaking in his own voice—irreverent, incorrigible and just plain hilarious.  He has seen and done it all in the world of criminal justice and television legal analysis.  No one is safe from his keen observation and knife-sharp recollection.  These are true stories, with serious underpinnings, that will have you roaring with laughter at the absurdity of it all.  It’s a great read!”

—William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Chief of Police

Synopsis:

CBS-TV legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman presents his controversial winning arguments and courtroom experiences together with his unique views and comments about our criminal justice system.
 
In the tradition of best sellers by Alan Dershowitz and Dominick Dunne, Sherman delivers a powerful, extraordinarily candid, and humorous account of his legal career that gives readers an ALL ACCESS BACKSTAGE PASS to the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system, as well as many cases we have all lived with on TV about which Sherman has provided commentary and insight on the various news channels. Sherman pulls no punches in his candid and often irreverent account of his experiences, observations and antics on and off the air, covering the big (and not so big) cases for the networks.
 
Sherman started his career as a public defender, then worked as a prosecutor, and later became a criminal defense attorney for clients such as Michael Skakel (convicted 27 years after the fact for the murder of Martha Moxley) and Alex Kelly (who, on the eve of his double-rape trial in Darien, fled to Europe for nine years). The raw Court TV coverage of his successful PTSD defense of a Vietnam veteran charged with murdering an unarmed man over a parking space argument was nominated for a Cable Ace Award.
 
Shermans defense strategies are frequently groundbreaking and sometimes more fascinating than the clients themselves, which is why he is a frequent source for NBCs Dateline and Law & Order, CBSs 48 Hours, Court TV, all the national news channels, the New York Times, Time, and Vanity Fair. He is even a recurring character in James Pattersons bestselling novels.
 
How Can You Defend Those People? is an entertaining account of how a successful attorney deals with impossible cases and clients and boldly challenges accepted laws and conventional tactics, as well as a voyeuristic glimpse into the real lives and travails of clients who represent a fascinating cross section of life.

About the Author

Criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman appears weekly on the CBS Early Show as its legal analyst, and is also commentator for numerous other networks several times a week, including Fox News, MSNBC, and Court TV.  He is a frequent guest on Nancy Grace, The Glenn Beck Program, and CNN Headline News, among many others. He has appeared on 48 Hours, 20/20, Dateline, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Neil Caputo, Paula Zahn, Fox and Friends, Hannity and Colmes, Leeza, The View and many, many others.  He has guest-hosted The Abrahms Report, Inside the Law, various Court TV shows, and others.  He also appears as a character ("Mickey Sherman, Criminal Defense Lawyer") in the most recently published novels by James Patterson, including Fourth of July and The Sixth Target.

 

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310screenwriter, February 26, 2010 (view all comments by 310screenwriter)
Mickey Sherman is a character! You'll be entertained as much by his personality as by the behind-the-scenes look at the world of criminals and courtroom drama. If you've EVER enjoyed an episode of Law & Order, you'll love this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781599213736
Author:
Sherman, Mickey
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Lawyers & Judges
Subject:
General Practice
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Defense (criminal procedure)
Subject:
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Subject:
Lawyers -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Lawyers and Judges
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pg b/w insert
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of true crime bestsellers, Sherman delivers a powerful account of his legal career--an all-access backstage pass to not only the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system but also to the "big cases" that have been seen on TV.
"Synopsis" by ,
Praise for Mickey Sherman’s How Can Your Defend Those People?
 
“I’m not popular with defense attorneys, especially in matters of murder.  I’m one of those people who actually says to them, ‘How can you defend such a vile person?’, or a variation on that theme.  Legally, on most of his cases, I’ll never agree with Mickey Sherman, but I must admit I really enjoyed his book. Underneath his sometimes fierce demeanor in the courtroom, Sherman is a witty man with an amiable personality, an expert story teller, and a lover of the law who fights hard for his clients.” 

—Dominick Dunne, bestselling author

 
“If Mark Twain came back from the dead and decided to be a lawyer in Greenwich, CT, this might give you an idea of the tone of Mickey Sherman’s humorous, human, first-hand observations as he journeys through the black hole that we call our legal system.”

—Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam; Diner; Bugsy;

Wag the Dog; and …And Justice for All

 
“While defense attorneys are usually my natural enemy, understanding their thinking and ‘getting into their heads’ is an offer I can’t refuse! And in this book, we get insight from one of the best, Mickey Sherman.”

—Nancy Grace, legal analyst and Headline News anchor

 
“This is the real Mickey Sherman, speaking in his own voice—irreverent, incorrigible and just plain hilarious.  He has seen and done it all in the world of criminal justice and television legal analysis.  No one is safe from his keen observation and knife-sharp recollection.  These are true stories, with serious underpinnings, that will have you roaring with laughter at the absurdity of it all.  It’s a great read!”

—William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Chief of Police

"Synopsis" by ,
CBS-TV legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman presents his controversial winning arguments and courtroom experiences together with his unique views and comments about our criminal justice system.
 
In the tradition of best sellers by Alan Dershowitz and Dominick Dunne, Sherman delivers a powerful, extraordinarily candid, and humorous account of his legal career that gives readers an ALL ACCESS BACKSTAGE PASS to the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system, as well as many cases we have all lived with on TV about which Sherman has provided commentary and insight on the various news channels. Sherman pulls no punches in his candid and often irreverent account of his experiences, observations and antics on and off the air, covering the big (and not so big) cases for the networks.
 
Sherman started his career as a public defender, then worked as a prosecutor, and later became a criminal defense attorney for clients such as Michael Skakel (convicted 27 years after the fact for the murder of Martha Moxley) and Alex Kelly (who, on the eve of his double-rape trial in Darien, fled to Europe for nine years). The raw Court TV coverage of his successful PTSD defense of a Vietnam veteran charged with murdering an unarmed man over a parking space argument was nominated for a Cable Ace Award.
 
Shermans defense strategies are frequently groundbreaking and sometimes more fascinating than the clients themselves, which is why he is a frequent source for NBCs Dateline and Law & Order, CBSs 48 Hours, Court TV, all the national news channels, the New York Times, Time, and Vanity Fair. He is even a recurring character in James Pattersons bestselling novels.
 
How Can You Defend Those People? is an entertaining account of how a successful attorney deals with impossible cases and clients and boldly challenges accepted laws and conventional tactics, as well as a voyeuristic glimpse into the real lives and travails of clients who represent a fascinating cross section of life.
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