Now Available: Chasing Justice: Florida Justice Association 1950-2000
Pursuit of Justice: Florida Justice Association 1950-2000 by Larry S. Stewart of Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain (retired) is now available. The book details the first 50 years of the Florida Justice Association, describing the development of the organization into the modern institution.
Excerpt from the FJA press release:
It was announced today by Paul Jess, President of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) Research and Education Foundation, that the highly anticipated Florida Justice Association story titled, In pursuit of justiceis now on sale.
Meticulously researched and documented, In pursuit of justice chronicles the first fifty years of the FJA, from 1950 to 2000, as it grew from a small association focused on education to one of the most powerful political organizations in the country. Beginning with the birth of the plaintiffs’ trial attorneys, the book details how initially the law was stacked in favor of the defendant’s interests and how the association and its members rose to the challenge of modernizing Florida law to allow ” little guys” a fair chance to hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm they have caused.
Written in plain English by renowned litigator, Larry S. Stewart, In pursuit of justice chronicles a little-known part of Florida’s legal history. The book lays out the ugly truths of the battles for tort reform that raged in the last half of the 20th century and how far defense special interests were willing to go to close the doors of courthouses. and prevent aggrieved parties from obtaining full justice. As Jess said, “If you’re a litigator or just someone who wants to know what motivates litigators, then this book is a must read.”
Among the accolades already offered for the book, former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente called it “gripping,” Linda Lipsen, executive director of the American Association of Justice, said. called a “compelling page-turner” and Dean Laura Ann Rosenbury of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, said “anyone interested in the evolution of tort law in Florida, and the battles for judicial independence and so-called tort reform, should read this book”.
In pursuit of justice can be purchased by contacting the FJA Research and Education Foundation by email or phone at [email protected] or (850) 688-0521. Its cost is $35.00.
Learn more about In pursuit of justice on the FJA website.