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Please join us in welcoming renowned lawyer and author David Berg for a discussion and signing of his memoir Run, Brother, Run.
David Berg has had a long and illustrious law career. He is the founding partner of Berg and Androphy, a national trial boutique with offices in Houston and New York. He has tried virtually every kind of law suit, from civil rights and criminal cases in his early career to white collar and complex commercial cases since the early nineties. He has done pioneering civil rights work on behalf of the ACLU, and at the age of 28 he argued – and won – a first amendment case in the US Supreme Court.
What many people don’t know is that there is another story – a tragedy – behind Berg’s success story. In 1968, when David was twenty-six, his brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson—a notorious hit man and the father of Woody Harrelson. In Run, Brother, Run Berg meticulously pieces together the events leading up to and following the murder, including the trial and subsequent (catastrophic and outrageous to Alan’s family) acquittal of Harrelson.
Praise from Jon Meacham:
“David Berg has written a funny and haunting memoir of a very particular family in a very particular place and time. It is also a universally American story of hope in the face of defeat. Suffused with a tragic sense of humor and deep pathos, one can't help but think of Willie Loman with a Texas twang when reading Run, Brother, Run.”