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5 Books Every Lawyer Should Read (At Least Once)

How to Argue & Win Every Time by Gerry Spence

How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday - Gerry Spence

This book spent 26 weeks on Publisher Weekly’s bestsellers list, and with good reason. Written by acclaimed attorney Gerry Spence, the book breaks down the 10 laws of arguing and teaches attorneys how to win in and out of the courtroom.

Making Your Case by Antonin Scalia & Brian Garner

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges - Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner

One of two books written jointly by lawyer and professor Bryan A. Garner and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The book offers advice from the perspective of a Judge and helps attorneys craft persuasive and concise arguments.

The Brethren by Bob Woodward & Scott Armstrong

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court - Bob Woodward & Scott Armstrong

Bob Woodward was part of the two man team who broke the Watergate scandal wide open. In this book, he turns his attention to the Supreme Court. The book provides an inside look at the Supreme Court Justices at the time. Although the book is nearly 40 years old, it remains gripping and relevant.

The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court - Jeffrey Toobin

For his 6th book, Jeffrey Toobin conducted extensive interviews with the Supreme Court Justices and several former law clerks. The book offers a unique look into the lives of the individual justices and was critically acclaimed for its candor and insight.

The Tools of Argument by Joel Trachtman

The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win - Joel P. Trachtman

This book is a great resource for lawyers and anyone else who wants to work on presenting and defending their points. It’s relatively short, but it packs a lot of information in its 200 pages. It makes a perfect gift for law students and graduates.

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Mercedes Espinoza
Mercedes Espinoza is a content writer and editor at Kelley/Uustal, where she focuses on human interest stories and articles. She’s worked in the legal field for over five years, first for the defense, and now for the plaintiff. Mercedes loves commas, true crime, and elaborate breakfasts.