Welcome and Thanks for Visiting!
I'm William Eleazer, and this is my personal website. I've had several different careers (military, teaching, and legal), thoroughly enjoying them all, and my latest, as an author, is no exception. It's challenging, satisfying, and fun (well, a bit of fun, but a lot of hard work along the way).
My novels are about the law, especially criminal law—crimes and criminal trials, witnesses, prosecutors, trial judges, criminal defense attorneys (some good and some downright evil), investigators, deputies, bailiffs, law students, law schools, law professors, and much more. I take you into the courtroom so you can see up close the majesty of the law as well as its pitfalls. The characters are fictitious, but the court procedure and evidence rulings are authentic (I've taught evidence and trial procedure in law school and have spent years in the courtroom, and I'm careful to get it all accurate, well-aware that my lawyer friends will be reading with sharp eyes!). The courtroom scenes are realistic—with all the excitement, tension, and intrigue you'll find in the most notorious criminal trials in the nation. And it all takes place in my favorite city, Savannah, Georgia. If you love legal thrillers, you'll love Savannah Law, The Indictments, and The Two-Witness Rule. And if you love Savannah, you are in for a special treat as the colorful characters come alive in this beautiful city! Enjoy!
All of the above novels available on Amazon.
And a New Novel!!
The Colosimo Trial
James Colosimo, who prefers to be known as “Diamond Jim,” is one of Atlanta’s most prominent criminal defense attorneys. After successfully defending a high-profile case in Savannah, he is now back in that beautiful city for another trial—this time as the defendant, accused along with two other members of his law firm with influencing witnesses and conspiracy. Prosecuting the case is the same young assistant DA he faced the last time he was in Savannah, Scott Marino. The courtroom scenes are realistic, with all the excitement, tension, and intrigue that goes with the most notorious criminal trials. And along the way, you may attend the wedding of Scott and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer—unless his nemesis, Jessica, gets in the way. The courtroom scenes are realistic, with all the excitement, tension, and intrigue that goes with the most notorious criminal trials. And along the way, you may attend the wedding of Scott and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer—unless his nemesis, Jessica, gets in the way.
When established in 1733, two things were banned:
#1 Rum (considered "unwholesome")
#2 Lawyers (too litigious). Fortunately, the ban on lawyers was soon lifted; had it remained, Savannah Law, The Indictments, and The Two-Witness Rule could not have been written (how depressing to consider!) And if the ban on rum had remained, we wouldn't have Churchill's or The Six Pence Pub for celebrations (even more depressing!)
Do you enjoy a nice cold beer on a not-so-nice hot day? Savannah has a few of those days, but you’re in luck. That’s because it also has one of the best beer gardens in the country, where you can enjoy some of America’s finest beer: Moon River Brewing with its 5,400-square-foot Beer Garden. Any style beer you choose—they have about every variety you could possibly want. Plus a great food menu to make the visit complete. Tell them William Eleazer sent you!