Rules of the Road is America’s bestselling text on proving liability. Since its original release in 2006, it has helped lawyers throughout the country win six-, seven-, and eight-figure verdicts in cases with difficult liability. The book is the basis of an AAJ Trial College, the topic of many CLE lectures by the country’s leading lawyers, and is taught in trial advocacy classes at law schools.
The authors have now honed this groundbreaking work in this second edition. In addition to revisions throughout the book clarifying concepts in the first edition, Friedman and Malone have added six new chapters and three appendices. They cover the differences between rules and principles, how to troubleshoot your rules, and how to fit Rules of the Road techniques into your case themes. They discuss how to use rules earlier in the case, through motions in limine, and in voir dire. They include samples of rules from a variety of types of cases, including medical malpractice, product liability, insurance claims practice cases, and many more.
In addition to their own experiences of trying cases with the Rules of the Road technique, the authors include contributions from other successful attorneys, and they teach you how to use these tools to win your own trials.
Rick Friedman has been called the insurance industry’s worst nightmare. His successful career has been distinguished by multi-million-dollar verdicts and precedent-setting case law. Among many of his landmark cases are the $152 million awarded to a State Farm agent in Bellott v. State Farm, $84 million awarded to a disabled doctor in Ceimo v. Paul Revere, and $16.5 million awarded to a disabled worker in Ace v. Aetna Life Insurance Company. His verdicts to date total over $300 million. Friedman is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group that limits its membership to 100 of the leading trial lawyers in the country.
Patrick A. Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who represents seriously injured people in medical malpractice, product liability, and other types of lawsuits. He frequently teaches lawyer groups about cutting edge techniques in trial advocacy. His verdict in Benedi v. McNeil PPC remains one of the largest collected judgments against a pharmaceutical company. Malone was an award-winning investigative journalist before attending Yale Law School. Like Rick Friedman, Malone is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
This title is part of the Rules of the Road™ series by Trial Guides™.