The Common Pleas Lawyer

It’s spring in Cleveland, Ohio, but Casey Cort isn’t going to let rain and gray skies get her down. The last year of law school is a magical time. At any moment her long-time boyfriend, Tom Brody is going to pop the question. She’s ready to finish a successful year as a senior editor on law review, and her dream job at Morrell Gates is right around the corner. The bar exam is her last hurdle and she’s more than ready to jump it.

Or so she thinks.

When Casey reports an honor code violation to the dean of the law school, her perfect future comes crashing down around her as friends and fellow students fail to come to her rescue.

In this prequel novella of the Casey Cort series, Sylvie Fox—a former trial lawyer in Cleveland—weaves a tale that blends the best of today’s top legal thrillers with the heart and soul of women’s fiction, in a story ripped from real-world headlines.