“The closest any of those lawyers came to
‘passing the bar’
was to walk by a saloon.”
-Courting Trouble from Four Weddings and a Kiss
In Courting Trouble my heroine Grace Davenport is in big trouble.—the kind of trouble no sane man would want to mess with Not even Wild West attorney Brock Daniels. Not only is his beautiful new client charged with killing her husband, her two previous husbands died under dire circumstances. Things sure didn’t look good for Grace and when I sat down to write her story I had no idea how my hero would defend her. It was time to hit the books.
My research for this story turned up many surprises. Namely, the number of lawyers required for frontier justice. Whenever a large mining boom began lawsuits were filed in incredible numbers. “Go west young man” went double for lawyers.
“We didn’t need laws until the lawyers got here.”