What would cause a highly successful criminal defense lawyer to leave his steady stream of clients, his comfortable suburban home and his idyllic life with a wife of 11 years and three children...for a place where he shared a modest apartment with 3 drug addicts?South Florida was getting too hot for the lawyer but that heat had little to do with the outside temperature. John Patrick Contini had to get out of town and he found the perfect hiding place to cool off; Talbott Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia where he feigned an addiction so that he could fit in.A client of John's was doing the unthinkable...turning the tables on the man who had helped him the most. Suddenly John comes face to face with a brand new person. Himself.Feeling the heat is a probing look into all of our addictions, belief systems and surprises we learn about ourselves.
About the Author:
John Patrick Contini is a former prosecutor and veteran South Florida criminal defense attorney since 1983. With over twenty years experience as a trial attorney, he appears in federal courts throughout the nation and Florida. He received his BA in 1979 from the University of Massachusetts and his Juris Doctor in 1982 from the New England School of Law. He is a frequent speaker at area schools, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities (i.e., Faith Farm), jails and prisons, juvenile boot camps, church youth groups, and radio/cable TV talk shows. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the Florida Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.