Veteran Florida Bar member turned best-selling author Paul Levine has won numerous writing awards, and his novels have been published in 23 languages. Levine was a civil litigator for 17 years, until he couldn’t do it anymore.

Jake Lassiter, the fictional Miami Dolphins linebacker turned two-fisted attorney, has committed his final caper.

Paying the price for too much helmet-to-helmet contact, Lassiter is diagnosed with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and responds to a godson’s catastrophic injury by suing to halt football. That civil action turns Lassiter into “the most hated man in Miami.”