Samuel N. Crosby has practiced law in Baldwin County for the past twenty-four years. He has also served as a judge, arbitrator, and mediator in numerous cases. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with academic distinction, and of the University of Alabama Law School. He served in the United States Naval Reserve (JAGC). He is also a fellow in the Alabama Law Foundation, a distinction limited to one percent of the state bar association. He is the author of numerous columns and articles as well as two books. Sam and his wife, Ann, have two children; their daughter, Cason, is a student in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; their son, Sam, is an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia.
From the Foreword by Morris Dees:
In The Sleeping Juror, Sam Crosby provides not only an invaluable historical record of the courts of Baldwin County, Alabama, but a tale full of hilarious antics that have taken place in those courts.
The judges and attorneys, both famous and infamous, who have made their appearances in Baldwin County over the years are in evidence here, making Crosby’s well-researched account a must-read for local history buffs and collectors of courtroom humor both in the county and throughout the state.
The author’s respect for the court system and the legal profession is clear on every page. His writing reflects not only his keen sense of humor but, more important, his true love of people and his full understanding of human nature. The ultimate value of this book is that it could serve as the saga of any legal system in any county in any state in the country.
The fact that all sales proceeds will be used by the Alabama Law Foundation to provide scholarships to Alabama students and to provide legal services to indigent Alabama citizens makes this work a particularly good investment for any reader.