With over two hundred individual fact citations in over one hundred different sources, Kings of Tort has been impeccably researched. It used primary sources like the highly acclaimed book by Michael Orey entitled Assuming the Risk and Dan Zegart's book Civil Warriors.
The book has also sourced information via articles from publications and media outlets such as the Clarion Ledger, the Sun Herald, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. That research has been supplemented with interviews and perspectives from those on all sides of this complicated story. All that were significantly involved in this story were invited in writing to participate. Most notably, Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor, former Attorney General Mike Moore, and Attorney General Jim Hood all declined (either directly or through legal counsel) to be interviewed after multiple attempts.