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Combat in the Courtroom chronicles the life of legendary attorney Mike Fawer. Sharing stories from his new book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, Mike regales listeners with tales of his passion and tenacity for every case he's been in.

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Combat in the Courtroom chronicles the life of legendary attorney Mike Fawer. Sharing stories from his new book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, Mike regales listeners with tales of his passion and tenacity for every case he's been in.

    Episode 7 - The Trials of Governor Edwin Edwards

    Episode 7 - The Trials of Governor Edwin Edwards

    In an epic tale that spans three decades Mike Fawer tells us his role in the defense of his friend, Governor Edwin Edwards, one of the most colorful and paradoxical politicians of the 20th century.

    • 55 min
    Episode 6 - A Scandal Known as Brilab

    Episode 6 - A Scandal Known as Brilab

    On this episode Mike Fawer recounts his defense of Charles Roemer, father of former governor Buddy Roemer and the commissioner of administration under Governor Edwin Edwards from 1976 to 1980. 

    As told in his book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, Mike provides a behind the scene account of what happened in one of the most famous trials in Louisiana history, a scandal known as Brilab. A tale of how the boudin was made in the 1979 Louisiana Governor’s race that involves state officials, the FBI, a convicted fraudster from Hollywood and the Sicilian Mafia.

    * Explicit language because mobsters ya'll

    • 36 min
    Episode 5 - The Tax Evasion Trial of Charles Evers

    Episode 5 - The Tax Evasion Trial of Charles Evers

    On this episode of Combat in the Courtroom Mike Fawer details the trial of iconic Mississippi politician Charles Evers.  As told in in Mike's book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, the former mayor from Fayette Mississippi would rely on a defense that would admit to illegality to prove his innocence.

    • 15 min
    Episode 4 - The Murder Trial of William Johnson

    Episode 4 - The Murder Trial of William Johnson

    On this episode of Combat in the Courtroom, Mike Fawer shares the sordid saga of William Johnson. As chronicled in Mike’s book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, this is a case about malice and matricide, and in the end, you may think justice was served but not necessarily for the right reasons.

    • 11 min
    Episode 3 - The Retrials of Curtis Kyles

    Episode 3 - The Retrials of Curtis Kyles

    On this episode of Combat in the Courtroom, Mike Fawer takes on the controversial former New Orleans DA Harry Connick. As told in his book, From the Bronx to the Bayou, Mike was recruited to represent Curtis Kyles, a man whose murder conviction was overturned by the United Supreme Court in a landmark case.

    ** This episode contains racial language during the course of a criminal court proceeding **

    • 31 min
    Episode 2 - The Prosecution of the Mafia under Bobby Kennedy

    Episode 2 - The Prosecution of the Mafia under Bobby Kennedy

    On this episode of Combat in the Courtroom, Mike recounts his time working in the United State Department of Justice under Bobby Kennedy. 

    • 21 min

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