Homer Hickam Featured Speaker for West Virginia Association for Justice

Long-time AMS client and best-selling author Homer Hickam is one of the featured speakers for the 60th Annual West Virginia Association for Justice Convention and Seminar on June 7 at Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.

Homer’s session “We Are Not Afraid: My Personal Observations of America’s Civil Justice System and Lessons Lawyers Can Use” at 11:00 am ET, based on his book We Are Not Afraid will point out how lessons from the book can be applied to our legal practices.  The 50-minute session will  be an extraordinary opportunity to see our justice system from the perspective of a non-lawyer.

“The work being done by trial lawyers so important.  There’s right, and there’s wrong.  It shouldn’t matter if you’re rich or poor–there is always what’s right, what’s correct and what’s fair.  Often, it’s up to our courts and juries to make that decision.  Often, it’s the only place for most people to turn.  Trial lawyers help ensure that people can get justice and get what’s fair. I hope that my session will help attorneys rededicate themselves to that effort and help them see new ways to help West Virginia families”, said Hickam who is looking forward to this speaking opportunity.

Homer Hickam is the bestselling author of 18 books, including his internationally acclaimed memoir Rocket Boys, a New York Times #1 best-seller.   The book was adapted into the popular film, October Sky.  A writer since grade school in Coalwood, West Virginia, Homer is a Vietnam combat veteran and has worked as a coal miner, scuba instructor, paleontologist and NASA engineer.