That Made a Difference
By Wesley J. Smith
Foreword by Erin Brockovich
I USED TO HATE LAWYERS.
I thought all they cared about was power and money.
I thought they didn't give a damn about ordinary people.
Now I know better. Now I know that there are lawyers throughout America — trial lawyers throughout America — who spend their whole lives fighting for ordinary people. Trial lawyers who spend their time, their energy, and their money working to hold huge corporations, oppressive governments, and other wrongdoers accountable. Trial lawyers committed to ensuring that justice prevails.
Most people don't understand that — and neither did I. That's why this book is so important.
From the Foreword by Erin Brockovich
In anticipation and recognition of the 20th Anniversary of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The TLPJ Foundation has published a major new book that tells the real story of what our system of justice is all about — Fighting for Public Justice: Cases and Trial Lawyers That Made a Difference. This unique book focuses on the cases brought by the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award finalists and winners — trial lawyers who spend their lives fighting for people against power.
By recounting the dramatic facts of these cases, Fighting for Public Justice documents the crucial role of our jury system and trial lawyers in exposing the truth and holding wrongdoers accountable. And it proves, as TLPJ’s founders and members believe, that trial lawyers — working individually and together— can be an enormously powerful force for the public good.
The Presidential Edition (leather-bound with gold foil embossing, limited edition) is $60. The Standard Edition (hardback with full-color dust jacket) is $30. There is a Shipping & Handling charge of $5.00 per book, with discounts available on purchases of 10 or more books. For more information, please download the order form below.
These real cases of trial lawyers fighting for consumers, injured
people and working families show why tort reform is wrong for
America and why our nation needs a strong civil justice system.
"This is, of course, a story that the wrongdoers know
well," writes Erin Brockovich. "But they're doing their
best to make sure the rest of us don't. That's why, day after day,
Corporate America and its public relations mouthpieces are spewing
out propaganda designed to demonize trial lawyers and destroy
public respect for our system of justice. They know that, if trial
lawyers aren't able to take them on and juries couldn't hold them
accountable, they'd usually get off scot-free. And they'd sure
like that profit-maximizing result."
Brockovich continues: "The problem with propaganda, however,
is that it can't stand up to the truth. That's why the facts of
these cases are so devastating. They show the kind of outrages
taking place in this country. And they demonstrate that, without
trial lawyers and our civil justice system, most plain decent
folks wouldn't stand a chance. As you read these case reports,
just ask yourself this question: what would have happened if cases
like this couldn't be brought?"
According to Erin Brockovich, there are problems with our civil justice
system, but tort reform is not the solution, because "what
most people don't appreciate, as I didn't appreciate, is how
willing the greedy and powerful are to hurt the rest of us — and
how hard trial lawyers are working to stop them."
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