Jake Brigance - This thirty-two-year-old attorney is a native of Karaway, Mississippi.
Carl Lee Hailey - This character is a steady worker at a local factory, a devoted husband, and a father of four.
Lucien Wilbanks - This dissolute, brilliant, and wealthy disbarred lawyer has learned to hate money at a very young age.
Sheriff Ozzie Walls - This person is successful, respected, and the only African-American individual holding such a position in the state.
Carla Brigance - This perceptive and insightful schoolteacher has a charming spouse.
Harry Rex Vonner - This individual is a local lawyer who serves as the lovable buffoon in the story.
Ellen Roark - This brilliant, wealthy, twenty-five-year-old third-year law student arrives in the story intending to clerk at no cost.
Judge Omar Noose - This person, while colorful and very different in appearance and temperament, is wise and respected, and has...
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