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Andy Prescott, a young traffic-ticket lawyer in Austin, Texas, runs his legal empire from a tiny office above a tattoo parlor. His law school classmates work in large law firms, make boatloads of money, and drive Porsches. Andy rides a trail bike. But Andy sees his lowly life suddenly transformed when a billionaire hires him, only to learn that a client can be too rich for his lawyer’s own good.

THE COMMON LAWYER is available from Amazon.


Best-seller lists: No. 8, South Africa; No. 10, Ireland; No. 11, Australia; No. 13, UK paperback.

Editorial Reviews:

“The Common Lawyer is about an overpowering need to right a shocking wrong, and it contains violence, romance and some heart-warmingly managed ethical dilemmas . . . The pace is perfect; the style clean and transparent; the emotional manipulation, effective; and you can see the film from here. It will entertain many people.” –Times Literary Supplement (UK)

“Mark Gimenez writes colloquially smart dialogue but plots like an old master.”  –The Australian

“The Common Lawyer is an addictive, compulsive read. With an interesting, flawed protagonist who matures as the novel progresses, a cast of well-drawn and diverse characters, and a great plot (not to mention the unexpected twist at the end), this is a must-read novel. Highly recommended, The Common Lawyer will keep you reading into the night.” –Civilian-Reader (UK)


Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas, earned his law degree at Notre Dame, and was a partner in a major Dallas law firm. He now practices solo and writes. He lives in Texas. He is the author of seven books: The Color of Law, a finalist for the Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Abduction, The Perk, The Common Lawyer, Accused, The Governor’s Wife, and Parts & Labor: The Adventures of Max Dugan, a children’s book.