A tough, dogged attorney...

...known for his legal ingenuity, Richard Tarlow practiced law for nearly 30 years. As a former professional athlete and combat-decorated Marine Sergeant, he brought a style, experience, and determination to the courtroom that was unique.

In 1965, he voluntarily gave up a career with the Baltimore Orioles to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Once enlisted, he volunteered again, this time to go to war in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), where he became one of three senior air traffic controllers certified by the FAA to run the busiest airfield “in country.”

A loving husband, devoted father, and still volunteering (now a docent at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum), Richard maintains his love for the law, and remains a Marine to the core.

This book, his first, is based upon a high profile homicide he defended, which ultimately resulted in a constitutional amendment that gave California the most stringent victims’ rights laws in the U.S.