Former Attorney Advocates for Strong WorkforceOctober 14, 2016 |
by Slim Smith
Dickie Scruggs became one of the nation’s most successful plaintiff lawyers through his prosecution of big tobacco and asbestos industries, becoming a multimillionaire in the process. Curtis Wilkie’s 2010 book, “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” chronicled the Oxford attorney’s staggering fall as the result of a judicial bribery scandal that sent both Scruggs, and his son, Zach, to prison and stripped them of their right to practice law.
The book is a cautionary tale of greed and hubris.
Now, two years after the elder Scruggs was released from federal prison in Kentucky, the father and son are writing a story of a different sort.