Humor and Chaos in a World of Borderline Attorneys: Accidents
Author and lawyer Phillip Rohlin creates a humorous, but very real world of unique lawyers coping with the stress of their profession in unconventional ways as they try to straighten out their lives.
Los Angeles, CA – Author and former Deputy Attorney General Phillip Rohlin announces the release of Accidents, A Legal Misadventure, published by Outskirts Press. Rohlin plays off the bedlam of a group of borderline attorneys against a poetic backdrop of Henry Miller insights as this odd assortment of attorneys tries to redefine themselves and discover who they really are.
The story’s lead attorney has withdrawn from the stress of the profession altogether and is trying to live a life of quiet contemplation on the beach, but his legal friends continuously try to draw him back into the chaos of their own lives. While he journeys into the Eastern discipline of martial arts and begins an unforgettable friendship with Henry Miller, his friends turn to him to help them untangle the hopeless situations they’ve created through their constant misadventures.
Accidents follows the trails of discovery, re-invention and adventure these sometimes hapless attorneys pursue, but surrounding the witty coincidences and humorous moments of their lives Rohlin has created a legal world tangible in its believability. From the atmosphere of their office quarters to the thoughts they privately harbor sitting across from clients to the frustrations of their careers and even the risks from the street they sometimes find they must face, Rohlin has articulated a narrative landscape with all the ambience of today’s legal world.
One heinous murder and one truly peculiar love story help punctuate this enjoyable tale of unique characters humorously trying to come to grips with their lives, despite themselves.
About the book: Accidents by Phillip Rohlin ISBN: 978-1-4787-1854-3 Publisher: Outskirts Press Date of publish: January 2014 Pages: 197 S.R.P.: $16.95
About the author: Phillip Rohlin graduated with honors and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from UCLA Law School and became a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California working under Attorney General Stanley Mosk preparing criminal appellate briefs in response to appeals from convictions at the trial court level. He then worked as a trial lawyer for a large defense firm that represented insurance companies. Thereafter, he opened his own office. He studied Tae Kwondo Karate with a famous master for thirty-three years, has a third degree black belt and has competed in numerous Los Angeles city karate tournaments. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.