Nationally-Ranked Trial Attorney, Pierce O'Donnell, Announces the Release of His Book "Last Pick"

December 6, 2022Press Release
Greenberg Glusker Press Release

Los Angeles, CA – Greenberg Glusker is pleased to announce that Pierce O'Donnell, an accomplished and one of the foremost trial lawyers in the U.S., has published "Last Pick: A Whimsical Warmhearted Autobiography of a Twelve-Year-Old Who Became a Great Trial Lawyer." The publisher is Rare Bird Books and was released on December 6, 2022. 

The oldest of four children in a prototypical Irish Catholic family, Pierce O’Donnell recounts growing up in a village with more cows than residents with his WWII-hero father, who owns the only liquor store; his intellectual mother, the librarian; his spinster aunt, the local postmaster; his three younger sisters; and a ghost named Nora. Last Pick adroitly conjures up a bygone era in which this young boy’s biggest concerns were making the Little League Team (he never did), not freezing to death delivering a newspaper, making Eagle Scout, and learning Latin as a reluctant altar boy allergic to incense. This self-deprecating story of a determined, well-meaning underdog will delight O’Donnell’s fellow Baby Boomers and enchant younger generations for years to come with its witty and timeless humor.

The San Francisco Book Review stated that "O’Donnell’s story doesn’t confine itself solely to him...The rich history that he provides in this wonderful memoir ensures the past lives on." And Kirkus Reviews commented that it is "[a]n affectionate, appealing, and unsentimental look back on an all-American boyhood in the ’50s" and "The engaging book may remind readers of Tom Brokaw’s A Long Way Home (2002) and Bob Greene’s Be True to Your School (1987)."

Pierce O’Donnell is one of the foremost trial lawyers in America and a bestselling author. In a storied career spanning a half century, he has won numerous landmark decisions that have changed the law. 

The book is available on Amazon.