Richard Schwartz, a lifetime resident of Jackson, Mississippi, practices law at Richard Schwartz and Associates, one of the largest plaintiffs law firms in the state of Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsap s College and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He served as Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Jackson for ten years, and the City Prosecutor for Ridgeland for two years. Richard stays actively involved in the community and participates with numerous charities, especially those related to children. Over the years, I ve seen many situations where we, as the victim s attorneys, were the only hope an injured person had of receiving true justice. My personal desire to help the underdogs in our society has led to the creation of the main character in my novels, Detective Jack Kendall, who feels very much like I do about helping those less fortunate.