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  • Strong Advocate

  • The Life of a Trial Lawyer
  • By: Thomas Strong
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In Strong Advocate, Thomas Strong, one of the most successful trial lawyers in Missouri's history, chronicles his adventures as a contemporary personal injury attorney. Though the profession is held in low esteem by the general public, Strong entered the field with the right motives: to help victims who have been injured by defective products or through the negligence of others.

As a twelve-year-old in rural southwest Missouri during the Great Depression, Strong bought a cow, then purchased others as he could afford them, and eventually financed his education with the milk he sold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start But Gets Better

  • By Ryan on 01-31-19

Slow Start But Gets Better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I bought this because I thought it was a guide for helping trial lawyers, but was surprised it was more of a memoir (should have read the description). I didn't particularly care for the beginning where he talks about his childhood, but I really enjoyed listening to his adult life story and particularly his most memorable trials. This can get a little legalese-y though, so I'm not sure how much someone unfamiliar with the language would enjoy it. I think the author does a great job of making it as easy to understand as possible, but after all he is recounting his legal career. Overall would recommend.