Meet the Author Max Lewis
Author Joseph “Max” Lewis is no stranger to my Writers’ Tips blog. He was featured in here on October 1, 2012, when his “thriller” book, THE DIARIES OF PONTIUS PILATE had just been published. Now on the heels of his success with that open throttled, no time for doubts novel, Max displays his versatility with a new release, JUST VERDICTS.
These “first person” short stories of legal suspense draw upon Lewis’ military background. On his second ever plane ride he jumped out at 10,000 feet – and twenty five years of legal experience trying everything from a complex drug gang conspiracy case to defending a client charged with assault for setting paper towels on fire, one by one, and throwing them at his wife. One television wag referred to the case as “Assault by Bounty, the quicker lighter upper.”
A self-confessed “foodie” and dog lover, Max admits he can be found searching for the newest Mexican, Indian, Tai, Ethiopian, or Korean restaurant in the Pittsburgh area, always with his wife riding “shotgun” and a collie in the back seat riding “President.” Unless it’s too hot. He’s attended the same Pittsburgh area church since he was five years old and was delighted when his wife recently became a member. Lewis is a columnist in the New Bethlehem Leader-Vindicator and currently lives, writes, and practices law in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.