” Tom Rollins trivia will show that he was born in Brooklyn, New York and joined the Army during the World War. Following the war, Tom Rollins became a writer and published a number of books. He wrote for many publications including Time, Esquire, L magazine, and Look.
Tom had an acting career, which included a stint on Broadway in plays such as “The Addam’s Family.” In 1963, Tom attended the John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. His performance was broadcast on CBS. Following this appearance, Tom decided to pursue a career in writing, but found it difficult to find any work. It was then that Tom decided to join the staff of attorney practitioner Thomas Ginsberg and fellow artist/writer Frank Lloyd Wright.
In a famous scene in Ginsberg’s “Three Days at Lamson’s,” Tom, practicing alone in the therapist’s office, riffs on Ginsberg’s take on American law. According to Tom, he made the following observations: “The Supreme Court’s decision in [FDR v. stripped the power from the Court to lower federal courts to protect ordinary people against abusive landlords. This decision has resulted in ruined lives and broken families.” To this end, Tom felt compelled to draft legislation which, if passed into law, would prevent the Court from taking such an action.
Tom knew of Ginsberg’s passion for social causes and civil rights and understood that his choice of a staff attorney for Ginsberg would result in a new book he would write about the experience. So when Tom received a call from Thomas Ginsberg informing him that he would be leaving the staff of the Supreme Court to become a legal counsel for the New York State Department of Social Services, a fuming Tom responded, “No matter your place of birth, your gender, or your political affiliation, you are welcome at the Department of Social Services.” Tom had, however, just added that particular bit of wisdom about his ethnicity to his already impressive resume. Ginsberg liked Tom’s sense of humor and his easy going style of speaking so much that Tom started going by the people at the Department of Social Services when they were picking lawyers to work on cases. One of these was a man who had committed multiple
and was serving time in jail.
Tom was assigned to this man’s case and Ginsberg wanted Tom to do everything possible to help this man while working on the case. So Tom wrote Ginsberg a letter offering his services and began to work as Ginsberg’s legal assistant. When Tom and this man first met, Tom noticed that this man had a beautiful smile. When Tom asked Ginsberg why he was so into this particular man, Ginsberg said that Tom reminded him of “My uncle,” whom Tom used to work with in his youth. Tom had worked with this man in prison and knew that Ginsberg was a caring and compassionate person.
Tom was assigned to Ginsberg’s case full time in August of 1977. Tom was working diligently to get this guy out of jail. Tom was also working as an associate for a well-known trial lawyer.This attorney, who represented the very The CEO Formula corrupt public official that Tom tunney was fighting, was not happy with the verdict in the Tunney case. He believed that Tom should be released so that he could vote against the bad judge that had put Tom in jail.
Tom was happy to be working with the lawyer, but he quickly realized that Ginsberg and his crew of lawyers were more concerned about getting this guy out of jail than putting Tom inside. They repeatedly called Tom and asked him if he would come to the courthouse to discuss the case and to tell them his side of the story. Tom felt that he had done enough research to be able to speak intelligently with the judge about the case and he didn’t want to be another statistic in the state of Wisconsin. Tom was tired of sitting in the dark and waiting for his day in court.
Tom Tunney loved his career as a prosecutor and he had achieved many great achievements, but becoming famous wasn’t one of them. Tom was able to avoid the pitfalls that many other attorneys and their clients fall into when they go to trial with a good lawyer by sticking with what worked for him before getting famous. Tom was proud to have worked hard and done what needed to be done in order to win this case. He always thought that winning the fight would bring fame and glory, but it never did