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David Cauthen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Auburn University in 1957 and was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1964 from the University of Alabama School of Law.

He practiced trial law in Decatur and throughout the North Alabama area for thirty-eight years. His practice specialized in personal injury, criminal law, and domestic relations litigation.

In 2001, he retired from law practice to write. He has authored three legal thriller novels, Absolute Justice (published in 2007), Thumbs Down (published in 2011), and completed Conscious Disregard (to be published soon). He also has written and has published his autobiography, When Destiny Comes to a Fork in the Road, in 2013.

His works have received high praise and comments from his readers, some of which appear on the following page.

He and Barbara, his wife, reside near Decatur on a farm where their children and grandchildren care for and ride several horses and Elvis, a lovable donkey.


Books:

When Destiny Comes to a Fork in the Road

When Destiny Comes to a Fork in the Road

What is your life’s purpose, your reason for being on this earth, and how do you discover what it is? Do you have a destiny, and, if so, how was it determined? How do you fulfill it? Are there choices, and if so, how does one make them? Is there a power that steers younbsp;… [View Details]

Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down

The telephone’s insistent ringing at three in the morning snatched Sam Workman from dreamless sleep. “Hello,” he mumbled. “This is a warning,” said a digitally altered voice. “Leave Betterton now! If you don’t, you won’t live long enough to regret it.” “Who is this?” Sam angrily demanded to a dead line. “Unknown name, unknown number,”nbsp;… [View Details]

Absolute Justice

Absolute Justice

“One man’s justice is another’s revenge” is a maxim trial lawyer Penn Roman heard throughout his law practice. In Absolute Justice, he experiences the awful truth of this adage as he defends prominent surgeon Larry Brownfell who discovers his beautiful wife’s infidelity, angrily seeks vengeance, and is drawn into a maelstrom of violence resulting innbsp;… [View Details]