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The Neon Lawyer by [Methos, Victor]
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About the Author

Victor Methos was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lived in Pakistan and Iran before permanently settling in the United States. A fluent speaker of several Middle Eastern languages, he studied science, philosophy, and religion at the University of Utah before attending law school. He’s worked as a prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney. He divides his time between San Diego, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.

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  • File Size: 3070 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (November 18, 2014)
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K7MCE3C
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As a criminal defense lawyer for more than thirty years, I highly recommend this book to all; but especially to trial lawyers. The practice of law can be an easy road to apathy. Lawyers must endure the wrath of the court, the prosecutors, the victims, and even the community in which they live. Our role is essential to preserving the constitutional rights we so cherish, but this is often forgotten until someone is in need of our services. This book not only gives an inside look at the practice of law, but serves as an inspiration to the battle worn lawyers who may not have the time to remember that we are here to seek justice.
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I have been a legal secretary for many years and some of the facts in this case about "baby" lawyers is so right on the mark. there is more injustice in the system than justice. interesting reading.
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Had to read to the story's end before I put it down. Have never read this author's books before, I'm more of a Grisham fan, but this story drew me in and has made me a fan of this writer. When the newly admitted to the bar attorney takes his first case, it's to defend a young war veteran mother accused of murder. The mother killed the man who kidnapped, tortured to death, her 6 year old daughter. This is a straight forward narrative that grabs you and doesn't release until the last page.
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A young man named Brigham, transplanted to Utah despite his name, graduates from law school in a poor economy and can't find a job. After visiting every firm in Salt Lake City, he lucks out with a firm that displays a neon sign. It turns out to be a haven for misfit lawyers. The office is owned by a lawyer with a Russian accent named Tommy who pays the attorneys a percentage of the fees they collect.

Brigham's first case is a speeding trial. His second is a murder. His client, Amanda Pierce, shot and killed the man who molested and murdered her daughter. Brigham's ethically challenged boss gets the case on his public defender contract and hands it off to Brigham. Would any judge allow a brand new lawyer to represent a defendant in a death penalty case? Of course not. Nor should any virgin lawyer be stupid enough to take on a murder charge, much less one that carries the death penalty. While this novel purports to be based on a true story, it is a truly shocking story if Utah actually allowed a lawyer with no jury trial experience to handle a death penalty trial all by himself.

In any event, Brigham moves forward with the case and is shocked to learn that the judicial system favors the prosecution. Apparently Brigham wasn't paying attention when he interned in the public defender's office. His approach to the trial is baffling. For instance, he decides not to question prospective jurors because "if you want an unpredictable verdict, you need an unpredictable jury." It doesn't occur to Brigham that if you want to win, you need a favorable jury. Brigham's choice is absurd given that the jurors are being questioned (and the jury shaped) by the prosecutor. Most of Brigham's trial preparation consists of reading books about how to defend a client.
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The story is fun, if predictable. Wish the author had taken a little more time to develop his characters. The story could have easily been embellished with a little more "meat."
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For such a short book, it meanders quite a bit for the first half. It majors on the "woe-is-me, the law and society is against me" plight of underfunded defense attorneys without giving any of the counterpoint "woe-is-me, the law is against me" plight of government prosecutors (and, yes, that angle is available and valid). Instead, the novel concentrates on the political connections of the prosecutor (as well as his general nastiness) and the deck-stacked-against-me feeling of the defense attorney, Brigham Theodore. Brigham is a likable, green-behind-the-ears lawyer. The novel addresses a simple but potentially understandable murder. The law was clearly violated, but the jury would almost certainly be sympathetic. Also, despite the author's repeated appeal of, "Anybody would do the same thing," he blatantly admits in the book that lots of people in the same situation do not, in fact, do the same thing. As an average citizen with no connection to law profession, the whole premise seems a little lacking and stale. There is even a pathetic attempt to recreate the classic (and amazing) "Now imagine she is white" moment from "A a Time to Kill." Additionally, the author chooses to delve into needlessly political and divisive (not to mention demonstrably inaccurate) hyperbole in Brigham's closing statements that have absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the novel.

I purchased this book because it was on sale. I certainly can't recommend it at full price.
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The Neon Lawyer was a quick, just-okay read. This is another poor, young lawyer just past his bar exam who winds up with an incredible case and against all odds ... [you figure out the rest]. The defendant is a poor woman who blew away the guy who kidnapped, raped, and killed her young daughter being escorted out of court by two cops (both unharmed). The writing is between okay and just-okay. This ambulance-chaser firm has a lot of struggling men plus one woman, a knockout, and wouldn't you know it, she and he quickly [you figure out the rest] despite their differences in years.

The owner of the firm appears to be a mobbed-up Russian emigre with a smallish heart of gold. The author develops, barely, the possibility of trouble between the firm owner and the mob so you are not surprised when one day they find out the law firm owner [you figure out the rest] and yet our hero with help from the now-girlfriend carries on. The author does the romantic (okay, sex) scenes with all the delicacy and delicious nuances of Tom Clancy, which is to say not very well.

John Grisham hit the jackpot with "The Firm" and two decades of Gresham wannabes (including maybe JG himself) are trying to duplicate that success. Author Victor Methos comes up short. If you can get a Methos novel at a Kindle-specials price say $2, it's a worthwhile read. Otherwise ... this is not a book I'm likely to read again and again.
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