Warren Freeman


Warren Freeman

WARREN FREEMAN is an attorney and novelist from Cleburne County, Alabama.  Warren graduated in 1974, from Cleburne County (Heflin) High School, where his love for writing began as  he served as editor of that school's first newspaper. 

After graduating from Jacksonville State University with a degree in political science and economics in 1976, he opened a music store, selling musical instruments, teaching piano and working as a piano technician in addition to being a  licensed real estate agent and Minister of Music at various local churches. 

Warren continued to work the music-related jobs while attending Birmingham School of Law in the late 80's and early 90's.  After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Bimingham School of Law in 1993, and  being admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1994, he quickly established himself as a successful trial  lawyer, winning numerous criminal and civil cases.  He has won over one dozen jury trials where his clients were facing either life imprisonment or the death penalty.  To date he has served as defense counsel for eleven murder trials. (Four of those were "not guilty" verdicts, five were settled for lesser included offenses prior to trial, and two are awaiting trial).  He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a past member of the American Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Warren and his wife Melinda live in the small community of Abel in Cleburne County, Alabama.  There he balances his love for writing with a busy law practice, the demands of family (Four children, two stepchildren and ten grandchildren), church, a southern gospel group, and a family farm.