Dave Rees graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Juris Doctorate Degree at Duquesne University (thanks to the GI Bill). He has been both an investigator and a litigator for many years. Long ago, he learned that the most important thing about a witness, party to a lawsuit, or a person accused of a crime was whether a jury would like and believe them. Thus, he not only had to ask people questions -- he had to study them. He draws freely from the events he has investigated and the characters he has had to study to set the scenes and draw the characters in his novels.