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Jerri Blair

Agent: none
Tavares, Florida, United States

Email: jblair710@aol.com

Ms. Blair was frequently in the news when she was fighting for justice for her clients during her almost thirty year career as a trial and appellate attorney. In one her cases, she fought to protect the privacy rights of a teenaged girl, taking her from the trial court to the U.S. Supreme Court in just eighteen days. In what was dubbed the child divorce case by the press, she sought to terminate the relationship between a minor child and his parents so that he could be adopted by foster parents. She also got a man who never should've been there removed from Florida's Death row. These and many of her other cases were frequently featured by the national and international press in magazines, newspapers, and on television. One of her trials was voted most popular of all time on Court TV. It was one of the first trials televised in full live on CNN and other networks. Two movies were made based upon one of her trials. It was this exposure to the power that the media can have on positive change in the world that caused Ms. Blair to begin writing fiction.

She has published one book, "Justice for the Black Knight," which was awarded the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Legal Thriller. It also received a Star from Kirkus Reviews which called it "superbly crafted...intricately detailed...a must read story of relationships, prejudice and bravery, and a vivid paeon for justice." Clarion Reviews called it "...a twentieth century law and order fable...that has the feel of a true crime mystery, coming of age novel, and high stakes courtroom drama." Red City review said that it "...quite astutely tackles the topic of racism, combining the best of legal thrillers like 'The Firm' with the exploratory and contemplative tone of subtle but powerful works of literature like Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man.'"

Another of her books, "College Football Etiquette: A Primer for True Fans of the Game," a nonfiction look at the impact of television on the college football fan base and what can be done to preserve the wonderful traditions of the sport in the face of the rapid expansion that television has brought,will be published in the near future. She has published an article in "Trial," a publication of the American Trial Lawyers Association as well as a number of short stories in local and internet sites. She has written several more books and is working on editing and making them ready for publication.

Interests: Reading, writing, college sports, history, philosophy, science, music, truth and justice for all.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • Justice for the Black Knight
  • Black and White Volume I of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy