Detroit trial lawyer pens book

Fred Lauck, a Detroit trial lawyer for five decades, has authored, “The Fightin’ Irish of Detroit: Fightin’ in the Streets … Fightin’ in the Courts (An American Story).”  Lauck chronicles the legal landscape of Detroit over the 20th Century and into the 21st Century.
The 368-page book highlights Detroit’s legal history with true stories in the trenches of life and law. Lauck’s book, available on, iTunes and Kindle and Nook devices or at, features a list of 1,000 alphabetically indexed names woven together by the best tradition of Irish storytelling.

 A trial lawyer by profession, Lauck pulls back the curtain on a cast of Wizard of Oz-like characters – from Wall Street bankers to Detroit street gang members, from corporate CEOs to mass murderers, from Hall of Fame athletes to Hall of Shame pharmaceutical manipulators, from legit entrepreneurs to illlegit “blind-pig” operators, from President Lincoln to President Trump, and from Mona Lisas to Mad Hatters.

Born and raised in Detroit, Lauck graduated from St. Scholastica Grade School, and Detroit Catholic Central High School, and earned an NCAA football scholarship and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Detroit (now Detroit Mercy).  He earned his law degree at the University of Detroit Law School and is a member of the Michigan and California Bars. Recognized as the State Bar “Champion of Justice” in 2012, he has been named Alumnus of the Year at Detroit Mercy Law School. 
Before a four-decade career as sole-practitioner trial lawyer, Lauck was an Assistant Prosecutor in Wayne County, and a trial attorney at the Plunkett Cooney law firm.