Lawyers Gone Bad

The shocking book that exposed the seedy underbelly of Canada’s legal profession.
Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession is published in hard cover by Viking Canada and in paperback by Penguin Canada. A Maclean’s bestseller for seven weeks in 2007, a Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestseller in 2008. Now available as an ebook.

Praise for Lawyers Gone Bad

“Slayton’s critique shows an insider’s awareness of the legal profession’s most pressing problems.”

Globe and Mail

“…smart and lively… Slayton’s credentials… make him just the man to figure out why lawyers who go bad do so.”

Toronto Star

“Slayton knows how to tell a human-interest, human frailty tale. And he seamlessly interweaves his larcenous-or-libidinous-lawyer stories with the larger legal and ethical issues at play. Lawyers Gone Bad can be read for fun, or for edification, or both.”

Winnipeg Free Press

“Mr. Slayton brings impressive credentials to this exercise and what he says should be of interest to both lawyers and the public… Lawyers Gone Bad is a well-organized, well-written and manageable text that is a welcome addition to the limited literature on lawyer self-regulation.”

Financial Post

“…the profession should take note and engage in debate about the issues Slayton has brought to light.”

Canadian Lawyer

“…authoritative and entertaining book… Slayton has provided a tremendous public service in highlighting the problems.”

Georgia Straight

“With this titillating tell-all, Philip Slayton has punctured the dignity of a stuffed-shirt profession…”

Vancouver Sun

“I recommend the book to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. It is beautifully written and, at times, the stories are jaw-dropping.”

– Michael Cochrane, Business News Network