Ron Sharrow

Biography

Ron Sharrow was born and educated in in Maryland. He attended the Baltimore City College, The University of Maryland and earned his law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law. His Baltimore law firm, established in 1965, has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases for more than forty years.

Ron was one of the three lawyers in the country who pioneered the concept of legal clinics which championed readily available and affordable legal services from store-front law offices throughout the United States. By the end of 1977, he had established 20 legal clinic offices in 8 states on the East Coast.

His involvement in that movement led to a lawsuit he filed against the Maryland State Bar Association for violation of his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The organized bar, as it had done for more than 100 hundred years, enforced its legislated ban against professional advertising and refused to grant him permission to advertise the availability of the legal clinics' services.

The constitutional issue raised in that case made its way through the Federal Court system and was resolved favorably by the United States Supreme Court in the summer of 1977.

Ron Sharrow became the first lawyer to advertise his services on television. Among his other achievements, he argued two landmark cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals which established precedents in the fields of Medical Malpractice and Contract Law.

In the early years of his career, he handled cases in various fields of law. Although his personal favorites were the criminal cases, he eventually narrowed the emphasis of his practice to personal injury litigation. His firm was among the largest personal injury practices in the State of Maryland. By 1988, it had represented in excess of 12,000 clients.

Throughout the years during which he was actively engaged in his law practice, Ron kept a journal into which he scribbled notes of the funny things people said to him…the malapropos and the preposterous situations people got themselves into.

He attributes the maintenance of his sanity to a keen sense of humor which triggered his observation of the humorous side of most situations. It was the humor he chronicled in that journal which led him to the decision to memorialize these stories in The Full Moon Diary (a work in progress) and the series of Bruce West novels.

Since he retired from active practice in 1998 he, with his wife, Beth and their pet Maltese, Trinket divide their time between their home in Palm Desert, California and their Central Park apartment in New York City.

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Books

Scoundrel
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,600. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
In the 5th Bruce West Novel, Bruce's client, Julian Berger, a charismatic young man with a magnetic personality and movie star-good looks is an accomplished scam-artist. He weaves a web of deceit to engineer a three million dollar heist of investment grade diamonds.
Jokes in a Plain Brown Wrapper
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 128,190. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Category: Fiction
A collection of more than 1,000 of the funniest jokes of the past 20 years. Contains some X-rated material, adult and sexually explicit language.
The Full Moon Diary
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Category: Fiction
During my legal career,I kept a journal of the stupid things people said to me,the bizarre situations they got themselves into & the unrealistic perceptions they had of their legal rights . The misperceptions & inflated expectations of recovery of damages for the imagined wrongs committed against them never failed to astonish me. This is a collection of short stories from that journal.
Busted
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Category: Fiction
In the 4th of the Bruce West Novels, Bruce is hired to represent the 300+ pound mother of a drug dealer charged with possesion of illegal drugs which her son had hidden, without her knowledge, beneath her bed. He is unable to conjure a winning approach to her defense until moments before his closinng argument. Life altering events forever change his personal life. Steamy sex - Situational comedy.
Mistaken Identity
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,040. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 3rd in the series of Bruce West Novels. Bruce is retained by a hooker whose son is charged with armed robbery. He is forced to confront the dynamics of Baltimore's African-American Community. He becomes involved with a federal judge's daughter & evades the hooker's efforts to take his fee out in trade. Hot sex, high courtroom drama - The funniest yet in the series.
Conspiracy
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,650. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Category: Fiction
This is the 2nd in a series of humorous novels about the life, escapades and legal exploits of Bruce West, a young, successful, Baltimore lawyer. Bruce is retained to represent a couple charged by the FBI of engaging in a fraudulent marriage ring & with extortion of an illegal immigrant. He becomes romantically involved with his clients' daughter. Courtroom drama - steamy sex & lots of laughs
The Sword of Justice ~ A Lawyer's Revenge
By Ron Sharrow
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Category: Fiction
This is the first in a series of humorous novels about the life, loves and legal exploits of Bruce West, a young, single, fast-living Baltimore lawyer. He is retained to represent a rapist with a preposterous alibi who stiffs him for his fee. Bruce plots his client's conviction, but his compulsion to win overcomes his desire for revenge. Heavy courtroom drama - steamy sex - you'll laugh out loud.

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