Lise Pearlman

Acclaimed author Lise Pearlman is a former trial lawyer, judge and nationally recognized speaker on 20th century legal history who has won multiple awards in the categories of law, U.S. History, and multicultural nonfiction.

Her latest book, Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender, won the 2018 International Book Award for biographies. She is also the author of three other books published by Regent Press: The Sky’s the Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century?  [2012] and American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton [2016], which is also a companion to a prize-winning documentary project of the same name for which Ms. Pearlman serves as producer. 

Reviewers have called her 2017 book, With Justice for Some: Politically Charged Criminal Trials of the Early 20th Century That Helped Shape Today’s America, a  “page-turner,” highly recommended for “anyone interested in history, courtroom drama or criminal justice, an “expertly curated tour through some of our nation’s greatest legal scandals," and a “searing portrait of a society divided by class, caste, race and creed.”

Book Reviews by Lise Pearlman

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“This book of essays reaches out to Americans of varied ethnicity and backgrounds with the goal Powell’s mother set for him as a child: to overcome all obstacles to tell the unvarnished tru