After I resigned my military commission as a naval officer because I lost motivation from the Vietnam War, I wondered what I could do for my future to make my life worthwhile. My best high school friend was in town as a civil rights lawyer and asked if I wanted to watch him argue a case for Cesar Chavez’s fledgling union against wine growers’ attorneys. His arguments demolished the private property claims of the ten slick business attorneys for the wine industry who tried to paint the farm workers as law-breaking scum. I was convinced I could never do anything so… Read more.
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Daniel C. Lavery, author of memoir, All the Difference, is a retired civil rights attorney who litigated seventeen class actions and civil rights lawsuits for Cesar Chavez’s UFW for three years before private practice. Two cases set important precedents in defamation and Class Actions. His book provides inspirational writings from his experiences and motivates readers to find purpose in their lives.
His webpage contains excerpts from his memoir, thirteen five star reviews, short stories, poems, songs, media, political comment, humor, and contains a “look inside” feature that reveals his first six chapters and method to purchase from Amazon.com.
Dan is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis Maryland, class of 1964. He navigated jet aircraft before navigating the USS Oak Hill with 300 marines to Vietnam in 1967. He became a member of Vietnam Veterans Against War, and Veterans for Peace after he resigned his commission in 1968. Dan graduated from Hastings College of Law, and received a two-year Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship on civil rights and consumer protection from Howard University. He has taught Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law at three law schools and is a motivational speaker.
For more information, please visit www.danielclavery.com.
All the Difference, in paperback at http://www.amazon.com/All-Difference-Daniel-C-Lavery/dp/1482676532/ It is available for a free look inside of the first 6 1/2 chapters at Dan's website at http://www.danielclavery.com
and for Amazon's Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BNXHV9Q
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