At the heart of every civil lawsuit, whether plaintiff or defendant, is a sound overall litigation strategy – one that assesses a case’s strengths and weaknesses at an early stage, identifies timely opportunities for resolution by judgment or settlement, develops case themes that maximize the odds of a favorable outcome, and broadly coordinates litigation strategy with other client concerns, including business operations, insurance and risk management, public relations, and regulatory and governmental compliance.
Over the course of my trial practice, I’ve had the pleasure of devising a lot of successful litigation strategies, as well as observing a few less-than-optimal ones. I’ve helped design and have presented in countless jury research exercises run by some of the country’s leading trial consultants. And I’ve successfully crafted and tested compelling case themes – 30-40 word articulations, in lay English, why it’s fair and just that a jury find for my client, and into which every legal and factual argument and piece of evidence in the case ultimately flows.
Whether by assisting in a jury study, brainstorming on case themes or providing a second opinion on litigation strategy, I’d be delighted to have the opportunity to put this experience to use for lawyers in need of it.