LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LAMAN LIBRARY) - A nationally recognized author and a popular lecturer on the U.S. criminal justice system, ethics and accountability, politics and government, fraud, law, and life lessons from sports is scheduled to visit Laman Library in Little Rock Saturday. Webb Hubbell also writes, speaks, and advocates publicly on social issues including the inhumanity of solitary confinement, racial bias in the criminal justice system, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, the marijuana legalization movement, and the miracle of organ transplants.
Webb has held executive positions in government and industry, including Associate Attorney General of the United States, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock, Ark., Managing Partner of the Rose Law Firm, and Executive and Chief Counsel for a large Washington-based commercial insurance company.
Webb will have a book signing at Laman Library, located at 2801 Orange Street, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
A prolific writer, Webb's novel, When Men Betray (Beaufort Books, May 2014), is the first in a series of legal thrillers set in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark. The novel draws liberally from Webb's own life, featuring recognizable personalities and locales from the Arkansas political scene while exploring personal themes of friendship, race relations, betrayal, and redemption.
Webb's previously published book is Friends in High Places (William Morrow & Co., 1997). An autobiographical account of his rise at a young age through the Arkansas political system, it explores his personal successes and failures there and in Washington, D.C., as a member of President Bill Clinton's administration.
On the forefront of current political and social thought Webb comments on politics and related issues at Hubbell's Telescope, his regular column for The Clyde Fitch Report. He also writes a daily meditation at The Hubbell Pew, a personal blog he founded as a Lenten tradition in 2004.
Born in Little Rock in 1948, Webb earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1970 and a juris doctor degree with honors in 1973 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He played football for Arkansas from 1965 to 1969. During his senior year, the Razorbacks were Southwest Conference co-champions and winners of the 1969 Sugar Bowl against undefeated University of Georgia.
Webb and his wife, Suzy, have four children and live in Charlotte, N.C.