The Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers
The Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers To become a great trial lawyer, you need eightBelow is an examination of certain qualities: you must develop your own style, tell a compelling story, see your case through the jurors’ eyes, be prepared, adopt an attitude of less is more (the rule of three), never compromise your integrity, Read More


The Six Factors that Determine a Trial’s Outcome
Every lawyer can remember two factors that were discussed in the first days of law school: “If you have bad facts, argue the law; if you have bad law, argue the facts.” For example, if you represent a plaintiff against a large company that put out a product that hurt your client, but the law Read More


Two Reasons Why You Should 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


Trial Advocacy Techniques (Part II)
In Part II of this Trial Advocacy Techniques series, I want to share some tips on opening statement that I learned from writing my latest book, Turning Points at Trial. In Part I, we learned the importance of making a boring case interesting in order to persuade the factfinder. Here are a some tips from Windle Read More


Trial Advocacy Techniques (Part I)
This post explores some of the most important trial advocacy techniques of great trial lawyers that I learned from writing my latest book, Turning Points at Trial. Given that most lawyers do not have very exciting cases, I asked the great lawyers in my book whether it was worth the effort to make a boring case Read More


“Secrets of Great Trial Lawyers” (Part 1)
In my latest trial advocacy book, Turning Points at Trial, I interviewed thirteen of the greatest lawyers in the country such as Robert S. Bennett, Alan Dershowitz, Mark Lanier, Tom Girardi, and Bryan Stevenson to learn the secrets of their success. This is the first blog post in a series that explores some of the most Read More


EDUCATE
– Programs are based on my award-winning deposition and trial textbooks. I am the only author to win the prestigious ACLEA award twice. – I receive the highest accolades for teaching wherever I train throughout the USA. – I have taught lawyers since 1998 as an Adjunct Professor at S.M.U. School of Law, I am Read More