Musician and Novelist Richard Tuttle Brings Legal Expertise to Chestnut Hill Local Board

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia – Richard Tuttle, a former lawyer and multi-talented musician and novelist, has taken on a new role as a board member for the Chestnut Hill Local. Tuttle, who has practiced law for 41 years, joined the board after becoming a member of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. His decision to join the board was motivated by his affinity for the Local, which was named the best weekly paper in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine when Tuttle moved to Chestnut Hill in 1979.

With a background in journalism law, Tuttle felt that he could contribute to the Local by offering his expertise in copyright, defamation, and ‘fair use’ issues. Graduating from Cornell University Law School and later earning a master’s degree in taxation from Temple University, Tuttle’s legal experience strengthened his interest in joining the board.

In addition to his legal career, Tuttle is also a self-taught musician who plays bass in an Irish band called “Reilly’s Daughter with Tommy Conwell,” which he started with his wife, Lucie Daigle. The band has performed at various venues including the Mermaid Inn, Cosmic Cafe on Boathouse Row, and La Provence in the Ambler Train Station. Tuttle’s passion for music and his ability to play bass have allowed him to entertain audiences and continue enjoying his retirement.

After retiring from his legal career, Tuttle pursued his passion for writing and published his first novel, “Wyoming.” The gripping courtroom drama has received praise from readers who have compared Tuttle’s work to that of renowned author John Grisham. The book tells the story of Patrick Flaherty, who leaves a city he despises to find solace in the vast landscapes of Wyoming. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when a simple mistake at a bar leads to a criminal investigation by the U.S. government.

Tuttle has been delighted by the positive reception of his novel and the opportunity it has provided to communicate various ideas to readers. He has also released two additional novels, “Lou 1019” and “Best Interests,” both of which explore themes of resilience and justice.

Tuttle and Daigle have two children, Patrick, who is a pilot for Air Canada, and Catherine, who shares her father’s passion for music as a singer-songwriter.

Tuttle’s journey from being a lawyer to a musician and novelist showcases his diverse talents and the fulfillment he finds in pursuing his passions. As a new board member for the Chestnut Hill Local, Tuttle’s expertise in journalism law and commitment to his community will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the publication.

For more information about Tuttle’s novels, they can be found on Amazon or Cats Paw Publishing.