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General Information

Name:  Sheldon Siegel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery

Born: in Chicago


Illinois Connection

Siegel is a third-generation native of Chicago’s Southeast Side. His family moved to the suburbs in the 1970s and he graduated from New Trier High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1980.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sheldon Siegel is an attorney and author. He has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1983. He specializes in corporate and securities law at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.Siegel is the author of seven critically acclaimed legal thrillers featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. ''The Terrorist Next Door'' is Sheldon’s first novel featuring his hometown and South Chicago homicide detectives David Gold and A.C. Battle. A frequent speaker and sought-after teacher, Siegel is a San Francisco Library Literary Laureate, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and an active member of the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. His work has been displayed at the Doe Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Illinois and a Northern California Super Lawyer. Siegel currently lives in the San Francisco area.

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