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James Grippando

James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. Most Dangerous Place (HarperCollins, Feb. 2017) is his twenty-fifth novel, the thirteenth in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. His books are enjoyed worldwide in twenty-eight languages and his novel “Gone Again” is a finalist for the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. James was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon). He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated second in his class and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. In 1983-84 he served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Thomas Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is now Counsel to Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he has handled a variety of intellectual property matters for a wide range of clients, from producers of Broadway shows to miners of personal data. He lives in south Florida with his wife of 22 years, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea he’s a dog.    

Guest Appearances
July 5, 2017

Harper Lee Prize finalists discuss their novels, careers, and the first time they read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

An interview with 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction finalists, Jodi Picoult, Graham Moore, and James Grippando.