New Novel Explores Abuse of Power in the Legal System

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Author and experienced judge crafts a story about the misuse of government power

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CARROLLTON, Ky. – “There are 17,000 lawyers in Kentucky, and they are all potential victims of the current system,” says Stan Billingsley, author of the new novel “Alice vs. Wonderland: A Chilling Tale Of The Abuse of Power In The Name of Lawyer's Ethics” (published by iUniverse). Billingsley writes from his experience as a judge and legal professional, delivering scathing commentary and criticism on the legal system.

Jack Kenton is a prominent attorney in Kentucky with a good reputation and track record. However, after writing a letter critical of the Legislative Ethics Commission, Jack comes under investigation by The Ministriy of Ethics – acting to curry favor with the legislature’s most powerful leader, The president of the State Senate.

Billingsley hopes Kenton’s struggle against an organization trying to silence him brings awareness to what he sees as a real problem facing practicing lawyers.

“This book shows how the guardians of ethics in the legal profession can be corrupted by their absolute power,” says Billingsley. “This book demonstrates how the use of secrecy in the attorney discipline process can be used to hide unethical conduct by powerful law firms, and how small law firms can be subjected to unfair procedures.”

“Alice vs. Wonderland” is meant to leave readers with the realization that everyone has the duty to stand up to the misuse of government power.

About the Author
Stan Billingsley is a retired judge, having served in district and circuit trial courts. Before being elected a judge, he served as an administrative assistant to Governor Edward T. Breathitt and later was elected to the Kentucky State Legislature. He served on the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission. In 1995 the Kentucky Bar Association voted him the Judge of the Year. Billingsley is senior editor of, a company that provides online legal research resources to the legal profession. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the law. He lives in Carrollton, Kentucky near the Ohio River with his wife, Gwen.

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