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Scott F. Turow 

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Turow continues his work as an attorney; he won the release of wrongly-convicted death row inmate Alejandro Hernandez. 
Scott Frederick Turow 
Writer, lawyer  
Born: 4/12/1949 
Location: Edgewater Hospital, Chicago 
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High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka 
   
Scott Frederick Turow attended New Trier High School, Winnetka and Amherst College. Turow won a fellowship to the Stanford University Writing Center, where he later taught. After finishing up at Harvard Law School, Turow was an assistant U.S. State's Attorney in Chicago. While he wrote a book, One L, about his experiences as a law student, he began his first mystery bestseller, Presumed Innocent, on the train as he commuted into Chicago from the northern suburbs. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring fellow Cook County native Harrison Ford. Turow has now written seven best-selling novels.