Angel of Death Row

My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer

By Andrea Lyon; Alan M. Dershowitz (Foreword by)
(Kaplan Publishing, Paperback, 9781607147206, 288pp.)

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2010 Indie Next List
“Glass ceiling or metal jail bars, seemingly nothing will stop Andrea Lyon from success. Her record of 19 death row victories has earned her the title of this book. This one reads like a thriller with real life-and-death consequences.”
-- Jamie Robinson, Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co., Mason, MI



About the Author

Andrea D. Lyon is Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases and Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, at DePaul University College of Law. She began her career at the Cook County Public Defenders' Office, working her way up to Chief of the Homicide Task Force, a 22-lawyer unit that represents people accused of homicide.

Lyon has tried more than 130 homicide cases, both within the public defender's office and elsewhere. She has defended more than 30 potential capital cases at the trial level. Of these, she has taken 19 through the penalty phase, and won them all. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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