Study Guide

Mark Fein and Mr. Lawrence in The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

Mark Fein and Mr. Lawrence

Mark Fein and Mr. Lawrence are the two lawyers who help Denny with his cases. As personalities go, the two could not be more different.

Mark Fein is loud and blustering and bombastic, while Lawrence is laconic and loose and relaxed. They both do their jobs to get Denny the results he wants, which is good, but when we lost Mark Fein to his new, permanent position as a circuit judge (45.1), we have to admit that we were a little disappointed. Mark Fein was the kind of lawyer you wanted on your side, who rooted for you and assured you that your case is easy.

Mr. Lawrence, is a huge gearshift in tone and type.

There's not much more to say about them, except for the fact that now we want a buddy cop-style lawyer movie with Mr. Fein and Mr. Lawrence going on the town, righting wrongs, and pursuing justice—and, in Mark's case, maybe also really good espresso.