In Search of Atticus Finch

A Motivational Book for Lawyers

by Mike Papantonio

This novel explores how lawyering sometimes takes a heavy toll on our overall quality of life. Being a slave to our law practice becomes easier than fostering relationships, challenging our creativity, or allowing ourselves to widen our horizons and grow intellectually. This book is about living and lawyering.

“On a warm June night in 1966, I saw To Kill a Mockingbird. When Atticus Finch walked from the courtroom and the gallery rose in his honor, tears streamed down my face. I wanted to be that lawyer. Mike Papantonio’s In Search of Atticus Finch shows how we can all be Atticus Finches, both as lawyers and people.”

Morris Dees | Southern Poverty Law Center

“The powerful and insightful book will be looked upon in years to come as the trial lawyer’s guidebook to life. It is motivational! It is inspirational! It is thought provoking! And it is a book that needs to be read and understood by those advocates who try cases. Papantonio has demonstrated his extraordinary capabilities as a gifted author, a principled leader, and a human being with a zest for living a full and complete and balanced life.”

John Romano, Past President |¬†Southern Trial Lawyer’s Association

“I wish this book had been required reading for me in law school. I will keep a copy of it on the corner of my desk as a reminder that I must devote as much time to living as I do to lawyering.”

Michael Maher, Past President | American Trial Lawyers Association