Haller is the fictional character invented by crime novelist Michael Connelly. He’s better known as “The Lincoln Lawyer” because his “office” is the back seat of an armor-plated Lincoln that was previously owned by a drug dealer.
Connelly writes the best courtroom scenes that I’ve encountered, and he has a terrific feel for the strategies and emotional flow of a jury trial.
I’m currently reading THE FIFTH WITNESS (2011), which masterfully weaves in realistic touches such as the foreclosure crisis and the use of Facebook to impeach witnesses. My only gripe is a tiresome subplot regarding Haller’s ex-wife, Maggie, who is a deputy district attorney.
I’m glad to hear that there’s a LINCOLN LAWYER II movie in the works.