Robert Dugoni

Robert Dugoni has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for seventeen years. In 1999 he left his law practice to write full time. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. A two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, he lives with his wife and two children in the Pacific Northwest.

Books by this Author

Wrongful Death
Bodily Harm


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hard work trumps talent.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'll know it when it happens.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Rome

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. As an author it is those rare days when the words flow from your brain to your fingertips seemingly without effort. They are rare and you learn to cherish them.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I'm a big Elvis Presley fan, but I probably identify more with all those writers who worked to perfect their craft.

Author Voices

November 18, 2008

When I was a boy, my father took my older brother and me to a baseball game at Candlestick Park. I don’t recall specifically how old I was that day, or if the game was for a special occasion. I don’t even recall who the Giants played. What I do remember is that moment when the players ran from the dugout in their white uniforms with orange and black names and numbers on the back, and my father stood, pointing to a stocky centerfielder. “There goes Willie Mays,” he said with awe. With five brothers, sports were destined to become a religion in my house. Whatever the season, we played the sport in our front yard, and competitively.... see more

November 17, 2008


This is my very first blog, believe it or not. So bear with me if I struggle a bit getting the format. I hope to post a blog frequently, discussing my newest releases, book tours and other information about writing in general. At present, I'm very excited with my next release, Wrongful Death to be published by Touchstone/Fireside April 2009. 


Wrongful Death is a sequel to The Jury Master and marks the return of David Sloane, Tina, Jake, and Charles Jenkins. Now living in Seattle, Sloane is approached by the wife of a national guardsman killed in Iraq. She wants to know if her husband died incident to his service,... see more