D.W. Buffa holds J.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit and a Ph. D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He served as Special Assistant to Senator Phil Hart of Michigan. He was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years and his seven Joseph Antonelli novels reflect that experience. The New York Times called “The Defense” 'an accomplished first novel' which 'leaves you wanting to go back to the beginning and read it over again.' “The Judgment” was nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel of the year. His new novel, “Necessity,” was recently published by Polis Books.