Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Host of ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

Matt has been a legal affairs writer at the ABA Journal since January 2020. His work has also appeared in Chicago magazine, and at Narratively, USA Today, and MarketWatch. He covered several criminal and civil trials in Los Angeles for Courthouse News Service, including the Grim Sleeper serial murders and the Blurred Lines copyright case. In 2019, he graduated from Medill’s master’s program in journalism.

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Recent Episodes
January 17, 2024

Want to clear a criminal record? This lawyer has an app for that

In 2022, lawyer Noella Sudbury launched an app called Rasa to provide a quick, cheap and easy solution for people who want a fresh start, automating the process of expungement from start...

November 15, 2023

How this lawyer uses TikTok to skewer law firm culture

In the past decade, influencer culture has exploded. However, content creation is not just about Gen Zers and millennials promoting new brands, hot products and lifestyle choices.

April 19, 2023

Author and lawyer explores English family’s ties to Nazi Germany in ‘The Mitford Affair’

When it comes to taking on stories about larger-than-life women, lawyer and author Heather Terrell, who writes under the pen name Marie Benedict, has a long track record.

February 8, 2023

Bestselling author relished collaboration for ‘Heat’ follow-up

In 2022, Heat 2 debuted at the top of the New York Times’ bestseller list, showing that there is still a strong appetite for stories about a ruthless bank robber and a...

January 4, 2023

Lawyer digs into big data for new legal thriller ‘Code 6’

Lawyer and author James Grippando made a name for himself writing legal thrillers, including the bestselling series of novels featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. He wanted to try something a...

October 12, 2022

Author and lawyer Scott Turow made generational leap for new legal thriller

Scott Turow says stepping into Pinky’s shoes was one of the biggest challenges that he faced when writing the first-person page-turner.

July 27, 2022

After collaborating with bestselling author, judge discusses new solo book

An Illinois judge talks about his writing process and career and how he balances the demands of writing with his work on the bench.

May 25, 2022

Work for Canadian residential school survivors informs lawyer’s debut novel

A lawyer explains how her work informed the writing of her book and why many Indigenous people still feel the impact of the Canadian school system to this day.

March 16, 2022

The justice system is the antagonist in retired judge’s legal thriller novel

A retired judge talks about his career and his writing process, and he offers some tips to lawyers itching to write their first book.