About Mort

Mort Laitner

Mort Laitner

Morton (Mort) Laitner Biography

Mort Laitner is a short story writer, a teacher, and an attorney.
He has recently published his first memoir entitled, “A Hebraic Obsession.”
He is the author of 13 books. Six of them are part of the “Healthy Stories” collection which is available on Amazon. He was the editor-in-chief of this award winning series.

He has also published :
“An Analytical Approach for the Preparation of the Louisiana Bar Examination.” Claitor’s Publishing, “Les Cartes de Baton Rouge”, Kenbury Press.

He has also published four scientific and educational publications for governmental use.

Mort is on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Writers Association were he Is in charge of the annual Mango Writers Conference.

During his career, Mort received coverage on CBS Nightly News, in Life Magazine, in Money Magazine, and in the New York Times.

Morton has taught at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, St. Thomas University and Miami-Dade College. He presently teaches Law and Ethics at the Masters Level at Barry University and Florida International University.

He has lectured throughout Florida and Georgia.

Morton practiced public health law with the Miami-Dade County Health Department for 35 years until his retirement. In the beginning of his career Mort practiced Family Law with the Baton Rouge Legal Aid Society and Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Mort Laitner reads his powerful story "The Stairs"

Click image to hear Mort Laitner reading his powerful story – “The Stairs”


Mort is presently seeking speaking engagements on his memoir and his life lessons. He is most interested in talking with civic groups, churches and educational institutions.
Mort’s Top 6 Topics are:

  • Miracles
  • Why Write Your Memoirs
  • The Mystery of Writing
  • The Values of Storytelling
  • The Holocaust
  • anti-Semitism

South Florida Writers Association – Authors Voice Newsletters
Mort Laitner Spotlight – page 9
A Hebraic Obsession
More books by Mort Laitner
Why Mort Writes



3 thoughts on “About Mort

  1. Jonathan Rose


    I’m busy today, but I have to take time to
    compliment you on your terrific website!


  2. Elizabeth Yaple

    Hi Mort,
    We went to high school together. I am so impressed with all you have accomplished and hope I get to see your film.
    Warm regards,


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