Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and the Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary, he is the author of several best-selling books, including Garner's Modern American Usage and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts and Making Your Case: The Art of Persunding Judges.
"Bryan A. Garner is a genius" (David Foster Wallace) "Interspersed with rules of good writing is a revolutionary manifesto packaged in a plain gray wrapper. This book won't draw attention merely by sitting on your shelf, but if you put certain pieces of its advice in the next legal document you draft, you are sure to raise the eyebrows of any lawyer who reads it." (Trial) "This magnificent book explains every major principle of plain legal writing in a way that no other book has ever done. Get a copy for every law student, lawyer, and legislator that you know." (Mark E. Wojcik, John Marshall Law School)"