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    A Bottom Line Message that Wins at Trial

    August 31st, 2017

    Do you know what your most important case is really all about? Probably not. Can you boil down all the facts into a simple sentence (a bottom line message) that explains to a judge, mediator, or jury why you should win? Probably not. The reason…

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    The Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers

    August 3rd, 2017

    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…

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    The Six Factors that Determine a Trial's Outcome

    July 20th, 2017

    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…

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    Land lights let be divided

    June 24th, 2017

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    The Reason Why Direct Examination is So Difficult

    June 22nd, 2017

    Direct examination is the part of trial when an attorney usually asks favorable or neutral witnesses questions that help prove his or her case. Most attorneys incorrectly assume this task is easy and their lack of preparation shows.
    One challenge is…

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    Two Reasons Why You Should Take a Deposition

    December 9th, 2016

    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…

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    Trial Advocacy Techniques (Part II)

    November 28th, 2016

    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…

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    Trial Advocacy Techniques (Part I)

    November 14th, 2016

    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…

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