This is the first book ever written for the defense on how to avoid runaway jury verdicts. I wrote this book because I care about fairness. I believe everyone has the right to a fair trial, not just plaintiff lawyers and their clients. Defendants are entitled to have a jury decide their case without being stirred with passion and bias by creative plaintiff lawyers.
This is the defense "playbook" for justice. You will learn trial techniques to even the playing field for defendants seeking a fair trial. Every aspect of a civil jury trial will be covered, from voir dire to opening statements to witnesses and finally closing arguments. There is a formula for defeating plaintiff attorneys' deceptive tactics and psychological gamesmanship, and you will learn it.
While full of 30 years of trial victories and personal experiences, this is a "how to" book. How to defend at trial. How to beat plaintiff attorneys at their own game. How to win. It is time to bring an end to the epidemic of nuclear verdicts across our country. It is time for you to take back justice for all
NUCLEAR VERDICTS MUST BE STOPPED YOU CAN STOP THEM.
RESPONSIBILITY. In every jury trial, accepting responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is the most important thing you will do, no exceptions. Own what you did in every single jury trial, no excuses.
REASONABLENESS. Be the most reasonable person in the courtroom. Do not take the typical defense approach of fighting every little thing. Show the jury you care, and they will return a verdict that is fair and just for all.
COMMON SENSE. The ultimate equalizer in any case is common sense. It allows the jury to come to a conclusion that is fair and reasonable. You must go beyond the evidence and the law, and help the jury apply their common sense for a righteous verdict.