Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin

Phil Margolin was a practicing criminal defense lawyer from 1972 until 1996. During that time he represented 30 people charged with homicide, including several who faced the death penalty.

Since 1996, Phil has been writing full-time. All 15 of his novels have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has been nominated for an Edgar, two of his books have been made into movies, two have been nominated for an Oregon Book Award, and two of his short stories have been included in “The Best American Mystery Stories” Anthology.

Phil was a Founder of Chess for Success, a non-profit charity that uses chess to teach study skills to elementary and middle school children in Title I schools. From 1996 to 2009 Phil was the Chairman of the Board of Chess for Success. He still serves on the Board.

Phillip Margolin will speak at the following libraries this summer. Learn how a full time criminal defense lawyer became a bestselling mystery writer, where he gets his ideas and how he writes his novels.

Date TimeSponsoring Library
Tues. 6/19 7:00 pm Beaverton Main Library
Wed. 6/20 7:00 pm Tigard Library
Wed. 6/27 7:00 pm Forest Grove Library

Find Phillip Margolin's books in the WCCLS catalog.