Collection: Mike Farris

MIKE FARRIS, author of both fiction and non-fiction books, is a retired attorney whose law practice in Dallas included commercial litigation as well as entertainment law, focusing on the movie and publishing industries. He currently is a writer, a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, teaching Constitutional Law and Entertainment Law.

In Mike’s last jury trial, he was lead counsel for the plaintiff in what has become known as the Fifty Shades of Grey lawsuit (Jennifer Lynn Pedroza v. Amanda M. Hayward and TWCS Operations Pty. Ltd. in the 153rd District Court in Tarrant County, Texas), involving publishing rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, one of the most successful book franchises in publishing history. The lawsuit resulted in a plaintiff’s judgment in excess of $13.2 million. Mike’s book collaboration with his client about the case, the award-winning Fifty Shades of Black & White: Anatomy of the Lawsuit behind a Publishing Phenomenon, was released in May of 2018.

Mike and his wife Susan live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.