The Conventional Wisdom is Wrong about Opening Statements
An opening statement is a speech by a lawyer given at the start of the trial that explains to the jury what the evidence will prove. Too often, lawyers throw this presentation together at the last minute and hope that by the time closing arguments arrive, they will have a more organized speech. The unprepared Read More


The Two Most Important Reasons to Take a Deposition
Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1938, once said, “There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.” Much like a scientist who tests a hypothesis, you need to test the theory of Read More


Welcome To My New Blog
I have written award-winning and bestselling litigation textbooks and love teaching lawyers across the country. But my 22 year old niece told me that I needed to get with the times and start blogging my advice and observations so I can start a dialogue with my readers and those that I have trained. We can Read More