Robert V. Dugoni

Of Counsel

About Bob

Robert Dugoni graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Mr. Dugoni worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Milton L. Schwartz of the United States Federal District Court, Eastern District of California before beginning his thirteen year practice as a civil litigator with Gordon & Rees in San Francisco where he was a partner. He specialized in Attorney Malpractice, Construction Defect and insurance tort defense and coverage. He argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and remains licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California.

In 1999 Mr. Dugoni left the full–time practice of law to return to writing. He is the New York Times and Amazon best–selling author of the critically acclaimed David Sloane legal thriller series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. He has also written the stand alone novel, Damage Control. His expose, The Cyanide Canary, (Simon & Schuster 2004) was a Washington Post 2004 Best Book of the Year Selection, and the Idaho Librarians Association's Book of the Year. His latest novel, My Sister's Grave was released in November 2014 with protagonist Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle Homicide Detective. His novels are published in 23 foreign countries. Mr. Dugoni also teaches the craft of writing throughout the United States. For more information visit his website at


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1987, J.D.
  • Stanford University, 1984, B.A., Journalism

Professional Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association
  • International Thriller Writers
  • Mystery Writers of America