About the book:
Sally Baynard is one of the best lawyers around. In the years since her divorce from Family Court Judge Joe Baynard, she dedicated herself to representing the worst and craziest Charleston, S.C. had to offer. But none of the murderers, burglars, or angry divorcing clients compared to Sherman, the dog her ex-husband appointed her to represent. Although the miniature Schnauzer found his way into her heart (and brought his handsome vet Tony along too), his case was a thorny one. With that business out of the way, Sally is happy to move back to non-canine clients... until a probate judge asks her about a cat.
Agreeing to represent Beatrice, a black cat who's the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar trust and a plantation, Sally must put her wit, charm, and brains to the test, choosing among three colorful potential caregivers while dodging the former owner's angry son. Meanwhile, Sally must juggle the demands of the court with those of her aging mother and make a decision about Tony, who wants to get more serious. Lawyer for the Cat is Southern women's fiction at its most delightful, featuring strong, smart characters, a charming setting, and plenty of adorable critters.
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About the Author:
Lee Robinson practiced law for over 20 years in Charleston, South Carolina, and was the first female president of the Charleston County Bar. She teaches at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Her novel, Lawyer for the Dog was published by Thomas Dunne Books and was chosen by the San Antonio Express-News as one of the 25 best books of 2015. The sequel, Lawyer for the Cat is forthcoming in May 2016. Booklist says of Cat: “Robinson…doesn’t dummy-down the legal ethics or professionalism of her heroine in this legal caper that engages the intellect as much as the emotions.”
She and her husband, Jerald Winakur, were co-recipients of the 2009 Literary Excellence Award from Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s center for the literary arts. Lee is a three-time winner of the S.C. Arts Commission’s Fiction Prize for short stories.
She lives on a ranch in the Texas hill country.
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Lawyer for the Cat by Lee Robinson