Paul Lisnek: Assume Guilt (A Union League Club Event)

The Union League Club hosts a luncheon featuring Paul Lisnek, political analyst for WGN-TV and host of the live nightly TV talk show, "Politics Tonight," on CLTV. Mr. Lisnek's first mystery, Assume Guilt, has garnered great reviews from Chicago TV legend Bill Kurtis and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Clarence Page, among others, This is a ticketed event. Call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to reserve your spot or request an autographed copy. 

PLEASE NOTE: the ULCC maintains a "business casual" dress code -- i.e., no jeans, denim or athletic wear.

About the Book:

Assume Guilt is an engaging page-turner!   Chicago-based Attorney and noted jury consultant Matt Barlow vowed he’d never be part of a criminal case again, not after failing to save an innocent man from the death penalty. And Matt doesn’t waver on that pledge, until Chicago’s top real estate developer and aspiring Gubernatorial politician Charles March is charged with the death of his socialite wife, Sandra. Loyalty to an old friend pushes Matt into signing on as the jury consultant for the defense. It’s a story of political corruption in Illinois (fiction of course even if the players seem familiar types!) with a surprise ending. Unlike most “who-done-it” works of fiction, Lisnek focuses on the work of the trial consultant rather than the usual approach of the lawyers.

About the Author:

Paul Lisnek's world includes television, jury consulting, and politics. These worlds converge in Assume Guilt, Paul's first work of fiction (following 13 non-fiction books). Paul is a political analyst for WGN-TV and hosts a live nightly TV talk show, "Politics Tonight," seen on CLTV in Chicago. He also hosts Broadway in Chicago Backstage, Newsmakers, and Political Update for the Comcast Network. He anchors a podcast for WGN Radio called "Behind the Curtain" which can be heard at Paul holds a law degree and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is a jury trial consultant with Decision Analysis, Inc. His firm has worked in notable cases including O.J. Simpson, Whitewater, People vs. Phil Spector, Heidi Fleiss (Hollywood Madame), Casey Anthony (Tot Mom case), and People vs. Kwame Kilpatrick (Mayor of Detroit). Paul has taught at the University of Illinois, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University in Chicago, and Pepperdine University's Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is a national lecturer for BarBri Bar review and speaks at conferences, corporate meetings and for government entities around the world. The Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago hosts the Paul M. Lisnek Gallery, a permanent exhibit honoring Paul's life and career. Learn more about Paul's books at and

Event date: 

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:15pm

Event address: 

The Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Assume Guilt: A Matt Barlow Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732691926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Written Dreams Publishing - October 23rd, 2018

"Paul Lisnek hits all the right buttons in this story with a twist, which only a life-long Chicagoan can tell...and Paul does it VERY well. Bravo "

--Bill Kurtis, Journalist and Anchor, Decades Network

With loyalty, family secrets, and death involved, Matt Barlow must discover the real facts.