Ryan Coolidge hates middle school and is in the worst kind of trouble-trouble with the law. The one person who can help Ryan is a mysterious old lawyer named Hezekiah. Hezekiah may have magical powers, or he may have the most elaborate computerized law library ever conceived. Either way, together, Ryan and Hezekiah do their legal research by zooming through leapholes, physically entering the law books, and coming face-to-face with actual people from some of our nation's most famous cases-like Rosa Parks and Dred Scott-who will help Ryan defend himself in court. It is time travel with a legal twist, where law books and important legal precedents come to life.
|Publisher:||American Bar Association|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||849 KB|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
James's first job out of law school plunged him headlong into death penalty cases. That experience was an inspiration for his 1994 debut novel, The Pardon, a legal thriller that critics heralded as a "bona fide blockbuster." Beyond Suspicion (2002) was the longawaited sequel to that first novel, and it launched an exciting series that features Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck and his irreverent sidekick, Theo Knight. James's writings also include "Leapholes" for young adults and numerous short stories.
As a trial lawyer, James was an avid writer. His numerous scholarly articles appeared in some of nation's top law reviews, and they are frequently cited with approval by the courts. His trial practice ranged from complex corporate litigation to class actions on behalf of chicken farmers. As a frequent volunteer in Florida's guardian ad litem program, he helped provide legal representation to neglected children in family court proceedings. He was a faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Nova Southeast University. He was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's emerging leaders, and in 2006 he received the Distinguished Author Award from Scranton University. His alma mater is the University of Florida, where he graduated second in his undergraduate class and earned his law degree with honors. He now serves Of Counsel to David Boies' law firm, Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP.
James lives and writes in Coral Gables, Florida, and he is married to Tiffany, who has been his unofficial editor since book one. Visit his website at www.jamesgrippando.com
Hometown:Coral Gables, Florida
Date of Birth:January 27, 1958
Place of Birth:Waukegan, Illinois
Education:B.A. with High Honors, University of Florida, 1980; J.D. with Honors, University of Florida, 1982
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Leapholes is a great book. You never know what is going to happen next. Even though the book is fictional, you still stop and if this could happen in real life.
The end was amazing because some people got what they deserved (sometimes different than real life).
I thought the book was amazing, especially the ending where some people got what they deserved. (sometimes different than real life)