On occasion, I'll be offering up posts under the heading "The Shyster Chronicles." The Shyster Chronicles are fiction. Mostly, anyway. Yes, a bunch of this stuff is based on things that happened in my life -- write what you know, right? -- but the names are not the same, nor are many of the events. To the extent I bring up clients and cases, that stuff is made up and attorney-client privilege from my real life cases back in the day has not been breached. There is, of course, a core of truth to all of it. In some cases, more than a core.
If you're someone I know, and you read something that hits too close to home, shoot me an email and we'll talk about it. I'm not looking to bury anyone here or to settle any scores. This is (mostly) a fiction workshop as far as I'm concerned, and I'm just drawing from what I know. Hell, if you have some suggestions on how I could do this better, by all means, let's chat about it.