Bill Blum

Lawyer, retired judge, novelist, columnist @truthdig, and lecturer at USC Annenberg School of Communications, and UCLA.

Bill Blum is a Los Angeles lawyer and a former State of California Administrative Law Judge. As an attorney prior to becoming a judge, he was one of the state’s best-known death-penalty litigators. He is also an award-winning writer and legal journalist, and the author of three popular legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam as well as scores of features and book reviews published in a broad array of magazines and newspapers. He is currently a columnist with