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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jason G. Schutte  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Schutte was born and raised in Payson on his family's farm. After high school, he attended John Wood Community College in Quincy. He then obtained his bachelor's degree at Western Illinois University. Subsequently, he obtained his jurisdiction doctor degree from Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jason G. Schutte currently practices law in Springfield, Illinois and frequently writes articles on various issues in tort law. He recently published his first fiction novel, A Zealous Defense.

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Titles At Your Library

A Zealous Defense
ISBN: 1790760119

Independently published. 2018

A Zealous Defense, is a legal fiction thriller set in 1983 Quincy. It is a gritty tale in which a young attorney is tested to the limits during his representation of a client charged with distribution of narcotics. The main character must balance the interests of his client with his own personal safety, all while walking the fine line between providing a zealous defense for his client and violating the law himself.

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