The HSW Literary Agency



Steven Skurka

Steven Skurka is a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto and a partner with the law firm of Skurka & Spina LLP. He is a certified specialist in criminal litigation and is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. As the legal analyst for CTV for the past four years, Steven has covered some of the major cases and legal issues. He attended the Conrad Black trial as a legal analyst for CTV and writes a daily blog that was widely followed during the trial. His first book, Tilted: The Trial of Conrad Black, was published by The Dundurn Group in 2008 and is now in its second printing. He is currently at work on his next book.

“For the reader with a general interest in the trial and the doings of the Hollinger Four, Skurka affords some fresh perspectives and original reporting.”
-- The Globe and Mail, March 1, 2008

Work on Offer:

Tilted: The Trial of Conrad Black
The Dundurn Group, January 2008

"Tilted" refers to the American slant on justice that Skurka observed while covering Conrad Black's Chicago trial for CTV. He will use his widely-read blog on the trial as the core of the book, while adding significant post-trial discussion, including a provocative comparison of the American and Canadian justice systems. The book includes interviews with key players in this important trial.

Rights: World, excluding Canada

Praise for Tilted:

“[Skurka] writes with an accessible style that blends legal expertise with insightful anecdotes that serve to illustrate to the Canadian reader what made this courtroom experience so overwhelming to Black’s lead defence lawyer Eddie Greenspan…. Tilted does an outstanding job in describing this sinister world of court justice in Chicago, and it challenges the reader to ponder, without prejudice, whether certain parties may have abused the system to steal Conrad Black’s company out from under him, and whether this represents a dangerous precedent.”

-- Quill & Quire