Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
Thomas F. Liotti, criminal defense attorney, Westbury Village Justice and federal judge nominee, has written his fifth book entitled Judge Mojo: The True Story of One Attorney’s Fight Against Judicial Terrorism.
Mojo is a “non-fiction account” of a county court judge – “psychotic, armed and dangerous who stalked, threatened and harassed me and my family,” according to Liotti, of Westbury, whose firm is located in Garden City.
“After all the court proceedings, there was a story that needed to be told,” said Liotti.
Book reviewer Herald Price Fahringer, as seen on the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) website, stated, “Liotti’s book is a clarion call to the whole profession that, with determination and fortitude, wrongs in our system can be made right.”
The book is geared towards “everyone,” Liotti said, because “it should heighten awareness about what some judges will do to lawyers and litigants. It’s frightening that judges are rarely held accountable for their actions.”
Liotti noted that the current judicial system does not psychologically screen lawyers and judges, and by telling his story, he hopes more judges and lawyers will be encouraged to report legitimate acts of misconduct on the part of the judiciary.
Practicing law since 1977, Liotti has authored over 125 law reviews, legal articles and book reviews, as well as 35 reported judicial decisions. He was named one of the top 100 attorneys in the state by the American Trial Lawyers Association in 2007 and founded a non-profit corporation, Pro Bono Publico Bar Association, Inc., in 2009. If he is named as a Federal Judge, he will become the first Italian-American to serve on the bench.
According to Amazon.com, the book is constructed “through an intriguing mix of legal history, personal insight and hard facts.”
Mojo is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and iUniverse.com. Liotti is also considering penning another book and possibly even a movie deal in the future. More information can be found at tliotti.com, while Fahringer’s review can be found at nacdl.org.