by Susan Washington



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/26/2007

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9781434368782
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9781434350206

About the Book

In her debut novel, Misjudged, Susan Washington gives her readers an insider’s view of some of the challenges of wearing a black robe. Judge Suzanne Vincent was a rising star at her Atlanta law firm when she was tapped to serve on the Atlanta District Court. Now she presides over the Family Docket where she rarely takes a break from the dysfunctional families that lawyers constantly dump into her judicial lap. Her chief judge wants her off the bench. Suzanne’s effort to keep her seat forces her to deal publicly with what some call her record of misjudgment. Suzanne isn’t spared her own personal drama. Her grandmother’s unseemly death and mounting man issues only add to her problems. Bad gets worse when days before she is due to be reelected an eighteen-year-old secret turns her world upside down. Suzanne must make a far-reaching decision for which there is no legal precedent.

About the Author


Susan Washington has over twenty years of judicial service, including serving as a guest justice on the Georgia Supreme Court. Presently, she presides in the Family Division of the Superior Court of Fulton County.  Previously, she served on the State Court of Fulton County and the City Court of Atlanta. She has lectured nationally and taught judges in Russia and the Philippines.  Currently, she is a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College.

She has served as a member on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, the Georgia Commission on Child Support and served as Chair of the Georgia’s Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. She has served in leadership capacity on the boards of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Camp Fire USA Georgia, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Judicial Sections of the Atlanta and Gate City Bar Associations, Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Buckhead Cascade City Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, National Conference of Christians and Jews and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

Her numerous awards include the Peace and Justice Service Award bestowed by the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and being recognized as one of Georgia’ s Most Influential Women (Top 50) and the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers.

She has served as a “Judicial Expert” on the Montel Williams Show, helped create the Atlanta cable television show, Legally Speaking, and has appeared as WSB Channel 2’s Noonday Show “Legal Expert.”

Susan lives in Atlanta with her family.

Learn more at www.susanwashington.com.