The Outrageous Rubenstein
How A Media-Savvy Trial Lawyer Fights For Justice and Change
In the spirited defense of our system of civil justice, super-attorney Sanford ("Sandy") Rubenstein goes behind the scenes of his biggest cases, revealing how he helped toughen New York's drunk-driving laws; won an $8.75 million settlement against New York City and its police union for police torture victim Abner Louima; gained justice for the family of African immigrant Ousman Zongo, mistakenly gunned down by police in a Manhattan storage facility; and virtually spent every day of his 90-day sentence for protesting the navy's use of Vieques as a bombing range in a federal jail with Reverend Al Sharpton.
Along the way, Rubenstein provides intimate portraits of his late colleague Johnnie Cochran, his friend and client Reverend Al Sharpton, and other giants of the legal and civil rights community.
Flamboyant, outspoken and committed to social justice, Sandy describes here what it is like to be outrageous in the best sense of the word!