Murder He Liked: A Half-century of Tribulations and Trials

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Polish Fisher Books, 2006 - History - 367 pages
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Classic stories from a master storyteller. Nate Cohn is a San Francisco icon. Highly recommended. Sheldon Siegel best-selling author of The Confession[Nate] is part and parcel of the grand legal tradition of San Francisco. [His] reminiscences show him possessed of a wonderful Damon Runyon-like style. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian and author of California and the American Dream (Oxford University Press) Nate is to the S.F. Criminal Courts what Rumpole is to the Old Bailey P.J. Corkery, San Francisco Examiner Nate Cohn is a delectable mountain. His career combines legal brilliance and carnival barker eloquence. Herbert Gold, award-winning novelist, best-selling author of Fathers and Bohemia Nate Cohns stories entertain us, but watch out, his writing is so compelling we may not realize we are being educated about the real life of the law ... and enjoying it David Laventhol, editor and publisher, Los Angeles Times (publisher), Washington Post, Newsday, St. Petersburg Times Nate Cohn is our irreplaceable link with that San Francisco of the Kearny Street Hall of Justice when hoodlums went down with a wry smile and their lawyers shared tales at Cookies Star Cafe. Long may they live! Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Nate Cohn is a throwback to the old days of criminal trial lawyers... His stories are suspenseful, intriguing and delightful U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

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Contents

Looking Backward
1
How to Get Your Picture in the Paper
9
Getting Popular in Jail
19
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Nathan Cohn, a graduate of San Francisco Law School, practiced for more than fifty years in San Francisco. His clients have included Melvin Belli, Jack Soo, Tempest Storm, Steve Cochran, Josephine Baker, Arthur Ellen, Exotica, Bob Crosby, Barbara McNair, Thad Spencer, Barneys, Billie Holliday, Artie Samish, Margo the A Bomb, Eddie Machen, Willie McCovey, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Paul Frees, Robert Stroud (The Birdman of Alcatraz), Duke Ellington, PoPo the Clown, many elected officials and numerous attorneys. In 1978, he founded the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a national organization of the top criminal trial lawyers in the country, chosen by their peers. Actively engaged in the practice of law since December, 1947, Nate has tried over 200 jury cases, criminal and civil. He has also served as Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem and Superior Court Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco and Marin counties, presiding over jury trials.Nate has lectured at seminars in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Atlanta, Reno, and Los Vegas and at Hastings Law School, Lincoln Law School, University of Californias Boalt Hall Law School, Hastings Law School and Santa Clara Law School. Nate produced a series of Criminal Law Seminars from 1960 through 1968 and published the proceedings of the first three of those seminars.Nate has been appointed Commissioner, California State Recreation Commission (1965-1968), a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, Honorary Sheriff of Marin County, a member of the Regional Comprehensive Planning Effort of the California Council on Criminal Justice, and Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky.Nate has been recognized with the lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association in 2000, the Hall of Fame Award from San Francisco Law School. the Don Bailey Award for Professionalism from the American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco Chapter) and the American Guild of Variety Artists Foundation Award. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom declared September 29, 2004 Nate Cohn Day in San Francisco.He lives in Tiburon, California with his wife, Carolyn.

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