The Creator’s Interesting Career
The creator of Perry Mason’s literary character Erle Stanley Gardner had quite an interesting life himself. Although he started on the same path as a typical lawyer, it didn’t turn out that way. originally, he attended the Valparaiso University School of Law but was suspended after just one month for his “distracting interest in boxing”.
He then dropped out, moved to California and studied for the bar on his own which he passed in 1911. Although he was good at it, he eventually got bored, and began writing about Perry Mason and was happy to leave his law career behind. This is why his writings and the show are so legally accurate.