Filthy Rich Lawyers Showcase

Posted: October 5, 2022 in Announcements, guest post, Press Release, Recommended Reading, Showcase, Spotlight

Filthy Rich Lawyers: The Education of Ryan Coleman by David Tabatsky and Brian Felgoise


In the first installment of the Filthy Rich Lawyers series, The Education of Ryan Coleman begins in a Texas courtroom where an ambitious lawyer from Philadelphia chases his share of a class action lawsuit involving a defense contractor. After getting his ass reamed by the judge for speaking out of turn, Coleman meets Robert Smalley, a brilliant attorney and borderline criminal who boasts that “I have the greatest practice of law in the world because I have no clients.” He introduces Coleman to a world of wealth and power, including Eugenia “Gene” Cauley, a female shark in a male-dominated legal world whose life spirals tragically out of control. As Coleman encounters a series of personal and professional crises, he meets Randall Hollis, an insanely successful lawyer turned multi-billionaire, who is pursuing his ultimate American dream: buying a professional football team. Coleman becomes his “errand boy,” but as Hollis is investigated by journalists, law associations and government agents, Coleman must decide if he wants to remain in this increasingly sordid circle.

Federal prosecutor Patrick Coyle wants to take Hollis down, so he aligns with Dick Dickey, former Secretary of Defense and CEO of a military contractor, to ruin Hollis and Coleman. When an escort mysteriously dies in Hollis’ penthouse, Coleman becomes an unwitting accomplice and must choose between covering for his boss and saving his marriage or telling the truth and risk going to prison. Filthy Rich Lawyers is loosely based on interactions that co-author Brian Felgoise has had in his legal career with lawyers, judges and plaintiffs. How the lawyers use their money and power will shock, amuse, and entertain readers.

Praise for Filthy Rich Lawyers:

“I laughed out loud at the salty wise cracks on most every page. But underneath the lightning paced humor is a serious message about corruption in class action litigation. Filthy Rich Lawyers is a hilarious satire about a very real problem.” — Matt Flynn, author of Milwaukee Jihad.

“Wow!! This book has it all—lifestyle, fashion, style, money. Who would have thought that a book about an ambitious lawyer from Philly could be so entertaining?” — Maria Liberati, Gourmand World Award–Winning Author/Celebrity Chef

“The insane dollar amounts had my head spinning as I found myself devilishly grinning at the razor-sharp satire. Filthy Rich Lawyers offers a compelling class-action look at what is an area of mystery for most of us.” -Ryan Gatenby, host of The Big Wakeup Call on WBIG-AM

“What we have is a caustic narrative rich in humorous episodes that are frequently surreal. Yet, there is something to be said about the hidden theme of the tale where, in the realm of class-action attorneys, there is very often disregard for the plaintiffs’ interests with the awarding of millions of dollars. Who frequently benefits the most from these settlements? The lawyers stride away with dumbfounding fees, leaving very little to their clients. Stay tuned for book two.” -Norm Goldman, Book Pleasures

Book Details:

Published by: Speaking Volumes

Publication Date: October 5, 2022

Number of pages: 303

ISBN: 978-1-64540-782-9

Book link:

Author Bios:

Brian M. Felgoise, Esq.,is a graduate of Temple University Law School and has been practicing class-action law for more than 25 years, including cases where billions of dollars have been recovered for class members who lost a significant amount of money.

David Tabatsky has authored, co-authored and edited many novels, including The Boy Behind the Door, Friends Like These, The Marijuana Project, The Battle of Zig Zag Pass and Drunk Log. His memoir, American Misfit, was published in 2017. Tabatsky was consulting editor for Marlo Thomas and her New York Times bestseller, The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2. To learn more, please visit:

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