9 09, 2017

THE REAL DREAM TEAM: DAVID BOIES & TED OLSON

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  When the two adversary lawyers in the Bush v. Gore case, David Boies and Theodore Olson, teamed up to challenge California’s Proposition 8 in a federal lawsuit, they created the TRUE LEGAL DREAM TEAM. They also proved to be exceptionally fine co-authors when they recounted their pretrial preparation, trial and appellate experiences in their [...]

5 08, 2017

ANATOMY OF LINCOLN’S MURDER TRIALS

By |August 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

George (Bob) Dekle’s book entitled Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln provides a brilliant anatomy of Lincoln’s murder trials. It is a great read on multiple levels. First, it reveals the true nature of Lincoln’s trial practice, debunking myths with solid evidence and providing an accurate description of his trial work. For instance, [...]

26 12, 2016

NEW LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING CASE BOOK AND CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |December 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talbot Publishing recently released my co-author Bob Dekle’s book entitled Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: A Critical Analysis of the Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Although the Lindbergh kidnapping case has been written about innumerable times, never before has the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann been meticulously researched and analyzed. Bob and his co-author Jim Dedman have [...]

27 03, 2015

DAVID BOIES ADVICE TO TRIAL LAWYERS

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog, David Boies, Pretrial Tips, Trial Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  David Boies is America’s preeminent trial lawyer. His successes include cases, such as that against California’s Proposition 8 and the Microsoft antitrust case. In an interview with Katrina Dewey for Lawdragon,  he described his belief that it was an honor to make a living and a difference practicing law: “I’ve always believed that one [...]

21 02, 2015

MEDIATION THE RIGHT WAY

By |February 21st, 2015|ADR, Blog, Mediation, Mediation Preparation Checklist, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This month, the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin published Charles Burdell’s discussion of DON’TS for mediations. Charlie Burdell (pictured above waterskiing on Lake Washington August of last year) had a career in private practice. He later became a King County Superior Court Judge before becoming a full time arbitrator and mediator.  His helpful Bar [...]

12 08, 2011

NEW ADVOCACY WEBSITE UNVEILED

By |August 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

https://advocacylawbooks.com Website Refurbished The website for Wolters Kluwer (Aspen) books and movies by Berger, Mitchell and Clark has been overhauled and updated. The reasons for the refreshing of the website include not only the publication of the 3rd Edition of Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis and Strategy and the 2nd Edition of Trial Advocacy: Assignments and [...]

7 07, 2011

CHAOTIC CROSS-EXAMINATION OF CONVICTED EX-GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH

By |July 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ex-Governor’s Evasions Apparent During Cross-ExaminationOn June 27, 2011, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of 17 of 20 public corruption counts. The ten wire fraud counts carry maximum penalties of 20 years each. The convictions can be attributed to great degree to an effective cross-examination by Assistant United States Attorney Reid Schar.A goal of [...]

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