TRIAL STRATEGIES

TRIAL STRATEGIES

I am excited to provide trial strategy services for trial lawyers. I have been involved in one aspect or another of civil trial law for over 35 years. I tried cases as a litigator for 14 years, followed by a career as an elected civil trial judge for 19 years. I also sat as a visiting judge for 4 years throughout the State of Texas. I estimate that I have tried over 300 cases to a jury verdict, more than 100 cases non-jury and too many summary judgments to count.

The biggest problem litigators face is a muddled presentation of issues, often a result of a shortened period of time, whether because of court-imposed time lines or juror-imposed boredom and corresponding inattentiveness. I can help focus the issues and then sharpen the presentation.

My services in this regard are meant to enhance those of jury consultants and other trial assistants, not replace them, and are particularly well suited to cases that have complex issues and/or severe time restraints. Please contact me to discuss my fees for this service. The fees are determined by a number of factors, including complexity and time. My hourly rate is generally $450 per hour but that rate may be higher for more complex or time consuming cases.

Re-framing issues to a fine point with a clear presentation will save money, time and increase your chance of success in the courtroom, whether to the judge or the jury.