Thomas Benigno
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Thomas Benigno

AN AMAZON TOP 10 THRILLER WRITER! NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER! THE CRIMINAL MIND, 3rd in The Good Lawyer Series "An indelible cast enhances this sharp, measured mystery." Kirkus Reviews KIRKUS REVIEWS calls THE CRIMINAL LAWYER (2ND in THE GOOD LAWYER series) "a surprising thriller" with an ending "relentless in its ferocity." Raves for the THE GOOD LAWYER the #1 Bestseller that started it all... "SMASHING LEGAL-THRILLER DEBUT" Kirkus Reviews "This one scared the briefs off me. Make room Grisham, legal suspense fiction has a new senior partner..."-Mike Shain, The New York Post "Gritty and true-to-life; a can't-put-down-read."-Gil Clancy, commentator CBS, HBO, MSG Network "Tom Benigno, blends his knowledge and experiences as a trial lawyer with a hardhitting, literary style with THE GOOD LAWYER."-Ron Ross, author of Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc. Thomas Benigno is a practicing attorney on Long Island, N. Y. After graduating Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan in 1979, at the behest of his Criminal Law Clinic Professor, Barry Scheck (who later obtained fame for representing O. J. Simpson) he was fast-tracked to a position as Associate Attorney with the New York City Legal Aid Society in the Bronx. While there he sought out and tackled the grittiest of cases, even representing the infamous Spiderman Rapist. If you ask him why he repeatedly took on the defense of child molesters and rapists, he'll sound off two reasons: 1) no other attorney would take these cases, and 2) he was young and out to prove himself. The year before he left Legal Aid to go into private practice he was featured in a two page spread in the New York City Legal Aid Society's Annual Report for his success in winning what seemed like an unwinnable case-a teacher's aide charged with molesting three of his students. At a party held in his honor he was handed a beautiful plaque commemorating his court victory-a plaque he never hung up or put on display ever. Two years later he left Legal Aid, and within eighteen months after that, left the practice of criminal law behind forever, having never lost a trial. He currently practices law on Long Island, has appeared as an actor in two movies, one an award winning short film, and even produced (along with others) a Broadway show (Burn the Floor and its U.S. tour). He is married to the same beautiful woman since shortly after graduating law school and has three adult children. THE GOOD LAWYER is a novel inspired by real events while he was working as a Legal Aid Attorney in the South Bronx. His second novel, THE CRIMINAL LAWYER, is inspired by real crimes that occurred on Long Island in 2010. His latest novel is THE CRIMINAL MIND, a psychological thriller.
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