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Thomas Benigno is an American attorney and bestselling author of legal thrillers.

He is best known for writing the Good Lawyer thriller series.

A graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan, Benigno embarked on his professional journey as a trial attorney within the Criminal Defense Division of the esteemed New York City Legal Aid Society.

A youthful and vibrant lawyer at the time determined to take on cases that no other lawyer wanted, Benigno continuously represented child molesters and rapists in court.

Years later, having never lost a trial, he switched from practicing criminal law to real estate and business law.

A husband and father of three adult children, the author–who enjoys acting in theater performances–continues to practice law in Long Island, New York.

More about Thomas Benigno

Genres: Legal Thriller, Thriller

United States


Good Lawyer

  1. The Good Lawyer (2012)
  2. The Criminal Lawyer (2016)
  3. The Criminal Mind (2021)

Detailed book overview

Good Lawyer

The Good Lawyer

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in.

The time is 1982. The place is the South Bronx. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid Attorney, Nick Mannino becomes an unbeatable defense lawyer - not a single conviction.

When a rape victim commits suicide after a trial he won but should have lost, he is devastated. Searching for absolution, he grabs the headline case of a defendant he is convinced is innocent.

Then one of the complaining witnesses turns up dead and he comes face to face with his greatest conflict and deepest fear: to win, really win, must he sacrifice every principle he believes in and embrace his family's mafia past?

Author: Thomas Benigno
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1463604813
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Criminal Lawyer

Saddled with his own emotional baggage, a lawyer goes on a terrifying quest to not only catch a psychopathic killer, but avoid being another of his victims in the process.

A serial killer is littering the south shore beach of Long Island with the bones of his female victims stuffed into burlap bags. Nick Mannino, The Good Lawyer and former South Bronx Legal Aid Attorney born into a mobster dominated family, is a complex and compelling character--his constant court battles nothing more than a futile effort to hide and deny a haunting truth about himself and worse--a sinewy bloodline marred by unspeakable crimes. Then this brutal serial killer turns on him, and worse, his family.

Author: Thomas Benigno
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1533109088
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Criminal Mind

A MALICIOUS UNDERCURRENT plagues the remote hamlet of Cartersville, New York, where children have been going missing for over half a century with no explanation or concern.

When a disabled Vietnam veteran, reared in that town, collides in the heart of Manhattan with a teenage girl suffering from multiple personality disorder and memories of being trapped in a locked wooden box as a child, their budding connection slowly unravels memories that neither of them can leave in the past.

After two buried crates are unearthed at a remote construction site outside Cartersville with the bones of small boys inside them, and simultaneously, another local child goes missing, Nick Mannino, The Good Lawyer, and Paul Tarantino, a high-class fixer and former secret service agent, are drawn into the fray. Together they explore the disappearance over the years of not just one, but hundreds of children in and around this quaint but peculiar town.

With the help of a genius hacker, a dedicated reporter, and the only witnesses to the crimes--the alternate personalities of the traumatized yet innocent teenager--The Good Lawyer is about to embark on his most disturbing investigation yet: uncovering a sinister underground enterprise, and the criminal mind behind it.

Author: Thomas Benigno
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8715824523
Publisher: Independently published