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Sam L. Amirante

Born: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Sam grew up in Norridge, Illlinois and is a graduate of Loyola University and Loyola University School of Law.

Biography: Sam L. Amirante is a retired judge and lawyer. His first case after leaving the Office of the Public Defender was The People of the State of Illinois v. John Wayne Gacy. In 1988, he was appointed to the bench as an Associate Judge of The Circuit Court of Cook County where he served until his retirement in 2005. He is now the principal attorney of the firm of Sam L. Amirante and Associates, P.C. Amirante authored procedures adopted by the Illinois General Assembly such as the Missing Child Act of 1984 (I-SEARCH), which is credited with helping to locate more than 3,000 missing children.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Sam L. Amirante on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

John Wayne Gacy :
ISBN: 1616082488 OCLC: 668194650

Skyhorse Pub., New York : ©2011.

"For the first time, Gacy's lawyer and confidant tells his chilling tale of how he defended an American serial killer. ... a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation--and a testament to the importance of America's Sixth Amendment"--Jacket.