Legal Detriment

Vince Aiello Aiellolaw@msn.com 2849211220013

ACTION ADVENTURE CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Contemporary

Vince Aiello

Logline

A robbery. A murder. A descent into madness. What they all have in common in a law firm.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Crime,Detective,Drama,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

ROGER LEGION, the head of a prestigious San Diego law firm, rules his lawyers with an iron fist, instilling in them a warrior mentality. Two of the attorneys, MIKE TANZEER and TED THEOPOLIS, plan and carry out the robbery of a drug dealer. At the same time, an insurance claims manager is murdered.


A former lawyer and mentor to Mike Tanzeer, PAUL CLIFFORD, blames Roger Legion for an accident that killed his family. An attempt to carjack Paul Clifford sends him into mental free fall. The carjacking turns into a hostage/SWAT standoff. All story lines come together in a violent resolution.

Setting

San Diego, California

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Other

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Roger Legion

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael Tanzeer

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Funny,Obedient,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Ted Theopolis

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ted Theopolis

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Obedient,Selfless,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Tony Soprano. Don Draper. Walter White. Ray Donovan. Now, they will be joined by Roger Legion. Legion is an insurance defense lawyer, who has never lost at trial. He believes the courtroom is an arena, where contestants engage in a bloodlust sport for victory. He teaches his attorneys to weaponize the facts and bludgeon their adversaries with them. He imparts his pearls of wisdom and leads them like a great general. He would die for any of his lawyers and expects the same from them. He is a man that fears nothing. Legion hates female attorneys and has the edge on most events in the courthouse. His mantra is “No one stands alone at this law firm.” Any lawyer is always backed up by 15 other lawyers. Adversaries must be vanquished and regret the day they came up against a Legion lawyer. His philosophy can be summed up: When you look in the mirror, if you don’t see my face – a mean, cold-hearted, merciless prick – you (will) never be successful as a lawyer. -Roger Legion Legion instills in his lawyers a warrior mentality, win-at-all-costs mentality. When this attitude is applied to a criminal endeavor, the results can be frightening. This is the journey that the viewer will take. When 2 lawyers at the Legion law firm decide to rob a drug dealer they will do whatever it takes. Even though Roger Legion is not involved, they proceed in an attempt to please their father figure with deadly and terrifying results. There is no good or evil, just various shades of gray.

About The Author

Vince Aiello grew up in upstate New York before moving to Southern California where he attended California Western School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in both New York and California. Lawyers in the Fog is his seventh novel. His earlier novels, Legal Detriment, The Litigation Guy, Legion’s Lawyers, Faith Full, Lethal Equity, and 3 Days till Dawn were all acclaimed bestsellers. Visit his website at www.vinceaiello.com.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1543230

Logline

A robbery. A murder. A descent into madness. What they all have in common in a law firm.

Short Summary

ROGER LEGION, the head of a prestigious San Diego law firm, rules his lawyers with an iron fist, instilling in them a warrior mentality. Two of the attorneys, MIKE TANZEER and TED THEOPOLIS, plan and carry out the robbery of a drug dealer. At the same time, an insurance claims manager is murdered.


A former lawyer and mentor to Mike Tanzeer, PAUL CLIFFORD, blames Roger Legion for an accident that killed his family. An attempt to carjack Paul Clifford sends him into mental free fall. The carjacking turns into a hostage/SWAT standoff. All story lines come together in a violent resolution.

FEEDBACK

Tony Soprano. Don Draper. Walter White. Ray Donovan. Now, they will be joined by Roger Legion. Legion is an insurance defense lawyer, who has never lost at trial. He believes the courtroom is an arena, where contestants engage in a bloodlust sport for victory. He teaches his attorneys to weaponize the facts and bludgeon their adversaries with them. He imparts his pearls of wisdom and leads them like a great general. He would die for any of his lawyers and expects the same from them. He is a man that fears nothing. Legion hates female attorneys and has the edge on most events in the courthouse. His mantra is “No one stands alone at this law firm.” Any lawyer is always backed up by 15 other lawyers. Adversaries must be vanquished and regret the day they came up against a Legion lawyer. His philosophy can be summed up: When you look in the mirror, if you don’t see my face – a mean, cold-hearted, merciless prick – you (will) never be successful as a lawyer. -Roger Legion Legion instills in his lawyers a warrior mentality, win-at-all-costs mentality. When this attitude is applied to a criminal endeavor, the results can be frightening. This is the journey that the viewer will take. When 2 lawyers at the Legion law firm decide to rob a drug dealer they will do whatever it takes. Even though Roger Legion is not involved, they proceed in an attempt to please their father figure with deadly and terrifying results. There is no good or evil, just various shades of gray.

About The Author

Vince Aiello grew up in upstate New York before moving to Southern California where he attended California Western School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in both New York and California. Lawyers in the Fog is his seventh novel. His earlier novels, Legal Detriment, The Litigation Guy, Legion’s Lawyers, Faith Full, Lethal Equity, and 3 Days till Dawn were all acclaimed bestsellers. Visit his website at www.vinceaiello.com.

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Characters

Main Character

Name: Roger Legion

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Michael Tanzeer

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Funny,Obedient,Modest

Character 2

Name: Ted Theopolis

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Character 3

Name: Ted Theopolis

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Obedient,Selfless,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic