On today’s show we are going into the courtroom with my special guest, Bestselling Author and His Honor, Judge Martin Clark.
A retired circuit court judge from Patrick County, Virginia, Martin is a cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and attended law school at the University of Virginia. When he was appointed to the bench in 1992 at age thirty-two, he became one of the youngest judges in the commonwealth's history. During his time on the bench, he presided over everything from homicides to reckless driving.
Besides being a retired judge, Martin Clark is a bestselling author that Entertainment Weekly said, “hands down, our finest legal-thriller writer.” The New York Times stated he is “the thinking man’s John Grisham.”
In today’s episode we discuss:
· When Martin developed his interest in the law.
· His father’s influence on his career in law.
· Why he was a judge for almost thirty years.
· Some of the more interesting or bizarre cases he presided over.
· Common errors in T.V. or Movies regarding judges and legal proceedings.
· How he persisted for over 20 years of rejection letters and finally landed a big-time publishing deal.
· His upcoming novel, The Plinko Bounce.
· His advice to legal-thriller writers.
Learn more about Martin and his books on his website.
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