Gino’s Creative Life

We come to appreciate and understand different things in different ways. Sometimes while watching something fun we suddenly find ourselves learning a new thing. And other times it takes longer – perhaps while reading or writing – to straighten out our perspective.

Gino's Creative Life

We come to appreciate and understand different things in different ways. Sometimes while watching something fun we suddenly find ourselves learning a new thing. And other times it takes longer – perhaps while reading or writing – to straighten out our perspective.

At least, that’s how it works with me. Creativity is finding myself by any means necessary.

Television: Personal Injury Court

There’s drama, and then there’s courtroom drama. I play the part of Judge Gino in the television program Personal Injury Court, a show that illustrates real aspects of personal injury law via fictionalized dramatizations of actual cases and proceedings.

What does that make my show? First and foremost, it’s entertainment. And that’s great; but I also make the effort to focus on and explain the law. That’s what makes my show different: I’m not the star – the law is.

Watch Full Episodes

Full episodes of Personal Injury Court are available on the Injury Court YouTube channel.

“Everything I do comes from that creative impulse.”

Novel: Demons in the Crawlspace

One of Mark Twain’s characters commented that truth is stranger than fiction, because we expect fiction to make sense while truth often doesn’t. 

I get that; in fact, to take it a step further, I actually turned to fiction to try to make sense of some bizarre phenomena I encountered during my legal career. That’s what led to my first novel, Demons in the Crawlspace.

Publisher’s Description

Frank Salvato is a middle aged, divorced, homicide cop who is forced to join the world of tortured souls when his little boy is murdered. Battles with his own inner demons spiral into a limitless willingness to bend the law to get the bad guy. His emotional torment intensifies when he begins to investigate the disappearance of two little girls a case that may involve satanic ritual abuse. The abduction leads Frank on a chilling journey through the under belly of Walker City, where he encounters not only middle class parents with something to hide, but a broad swath of society’s wounded. Salvato sifts through colorful witnesses and hurdles evidentiary and legal barriers to discover the likely culprits. Demons is a riveting thriller that also shines a light on the national problems of child molestation and family violence.

Praise for Demons in the Crawlspace

“Demons is a soul stirring look into the mind of a killer and the heart of a victim. A fast-paced gritty look at the reality of violent crime and those who fight to stop it.”
Nancy Grace
Host of Nancy Grace, Headline News Prime

“There are more twists and turns in this novel than a mighty tornado. Do not attempt to predict the next chapter; you will fail.”
Don Keenan, Founder and Director of the “Keenan Kids”
Best Selling Author of 365 Ways To Keep Kids Safe
“Gino’s story is a must read and an explosive beginning to this exciting homicide cop series. Demons is a riveting depiction of the frightening realities of abuse and murder of children. The characters and scenes are written to detailed perfection. Demons is destined for a movie or TV series.”
Judge Glenda Hatchett, Child Advocate
Host of Judge Hatchett, Nationally Syndicated TV Series
“Demons in the Crawlspace is a true fiction thriller of first order. Demons is an easy, fast-paced read filled with all the complexities of life as lived through the life of homicide cop Frank Salvato. This novel clearly has a place next to Patterson, Grisham and Mosley.”
Keith Murphy, Child Advocate
Executive Director, Bethany House Ministries

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