Dennis Vaughn entered the world of creative writing with his retirement from the practice of law some years ago. He was a senior partner in what started as a small Los Angeles law firm, Paul Hastings, and grew into a international firm with over 1000 lawyers and offices throughout the world. He served as Chairman of the firm for three years.
In his years in the law, Vaughn's predominant function was writing in the area of his expertise, employment law representing management. He had legal articles published and spoke extensively on employment subjects. He also served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review. While legal writing and creative writing are two distinctly different endeavors, he draws extensively in his writing from his background and experience in the legal profession.
Vaughn's first novel, The Price of Revenge, has been released. He is at work on a second novel. In addition, he has written personal essays that embellish experiences and relationships he has had over the years which he regards as amusing and interesting.
Vaughn graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. He now lives in Aspen most of the year where, in addition to writing, he skis and hikes. The remainder of the year he lives in Los Angeles. He and his wife travel extensively and he devotes time to several charitable organizations in which he has long been interested. He is President of the Aspen Writers Foundation, an officer of the Friends of Marolt Park & Open Space, and is a Life Director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York and the Aspen Music Festival & School in Aspen.