James Rosenberg, a native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, released his debut novel, Legal Reserves.
The self-published thriller takes place in the Steel City where three law school buddies find themselves on opposite sides of a roller coaster trial, five years after graduation.
Rosenberg styled the narrative on “archetypes he’s encountered over the years,” said marketing and business development consultant Lydia Blank in a press release. Legal Reserves is “inspired not only by the courtroom stories his father and grandfather used to tell him when he was a child, but also by the wild adventures he has encountered through his own experience as a lawyer,” she added.
Rosenberg is a Squirrel Hill resident and practicing attorney at Marcus & Shapira, LLP. He has been a trial lawyer in Pittsburgh for nearly 30 years, and began journal writing to manage his stress level.
“I love my job, but writing allows me to take a break from real life and flex my creative muscle,” he said in a press release.
Legal Reserves is available online at Amazon.com and in several independent bookstores, including Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, Classic Lines Bookstore in Squirrel Hill and White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield. The audiobook is currently in production and will be available in the spring. pjc