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Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra

Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra

by Paulette Frankl
     
 

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The Greatest Counter-Culture Lawyer of His Time. J. Tony Serra's trials have garnered him acclaim as one of the greatest criminal-defense lawyers of the century. He’s the white tornado in court, a semantic samurai, a shaman, a bard, a hero to some, a trickster to others, and always a force to be reckoned with, respected by all.

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The Greatest Counter-Culture Lawyer of His Time. J. Tony Serra's trials have garnered him acclaim as one of the greatest criminal-defense lawyers of the century. He’s the white tornado in court, a semantic samurai, a shaman, a bard, a hero to some, a trickster to others, and always a force to be reckoned with, respected by all.

Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra is a no-holds-barred examination of the man, his renegade lifestyle, his resolute beliefs, and the legal system he serves and transforms. Filled with murder, drugs, and death-penalty cases, snitches, the psychological elements of crime, the nullification of and nexus with juries, closing arguments, and more, Lust for Justice pulls the black robe off the justice system to reveal what it is: a railroad to prison for minorities.

Author-artist Paulette Frankl followed Tony Serra in and out of the courtroom for more than a decade to capture in words and images this man, who embodies justice and drama at their best. In Lust for Justice, you view the law through the eyes of one of its greatest practitioners—and you’ll never look at it the same way again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013493292
Publisher:
Lightning Rod Publications
Publication date:
11/18/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Paulette Frankl, daughter of Austrian-born world-renowned Art Deco designer Paul T. Frankl, has been an artist all her life. Her first public art exhibit was at the age of seven in a joint show with her father for the sophisticated art world in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Frankl is a graduate of Stanford University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in art and languages. She studied art at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, where her work was awarded for its originality.
Frankl has lived and worked in United States and Europe as a photojournalist, fine-arts artist, and graphic artist for magazines. Her work includes a cover on France’s “Réalités.” As a photo-journalist in Europe, she was a staff photographer for Gruner & Jahr in their publications, “Twen” and “Eltern.” The German magazine “Geo” profiled her lifestyle in California in the seventies.

Frankl’s courtroom art has been aired on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox TV, NNS, WGN-TV, and Talk America. It has taken her all the way to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

In Lust for Justice Frankl combines her love of language and her perceptive insights honed from years of performance in pantomime with her innate visual perception to produce a painterly style of writing and a story-telling style of art. The challenge of capturing the multi-faceted persona of J. Tony Serra on paper demanded the creation of its own unique style of courtroom art. Frankl’s art combines the visual with the emotional to engender a live force in an original style she calls Perceptualism.

Frankl says about her art, “Words and brush strokes have much in common: they must be carefully chosen, applied with deliberation, and they must convey either in and of themselves or by juxtaposition the full impact of the statement intended. Words and brush strokes, like Haiku, convey much more than the sum of their parts.”
As a performance artist in the field of mime and magic, she was featured on Italian television at Carnival in Venice. She has also appeared in Sunset magazine. Her creative association with Marcel Marceau as collaborator and muse spanned thirty-five years. Frankl worked as a professional magician in the magic capital of America, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Frankl currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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