News — Courtney Rowley
Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
A ‘Brutally Honest’ Approach to Voir Dire and Opening Statements
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Reviewed by J. Nate Bingham Originally published in the June 2020 issue of Trial News, the monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice. I will never forget my first time conducting voir dire as a Rule 9 intern. Although I Googled "voir dire" the night before, I had never seen it happen until I had to get up and do it. It went just as poorly as you would expect—I awkwardly asked a bunch of questions while the jurors avoided making eye contact and did their best not to get called on. When it was finally time to exercise peremptory challenges, I had lost track...
Six-Figure Settlement on Zero Offer Case
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Get a copy of the demand letter Glenn used here. Glenn Fair Jr., of Oakmont Law Group P.C., was kind enough to share a success story regarding a recent nearly half a million dollar settlement he obtained on a zero-offer case with disputed liability using lessons learned from Running with the Bulls by Nicholas Rowley and Courtney Rowley. Our congratulations to Glenn and his team, read below to learn more about how Glenn was able to obtain a just result for his client. Six-Figure Settlement on Zero Offer Case: About two years ago, our firm received a copy of the...
Running with the Bulls Book Review
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Reviewed by Megan Hottman Originally published in the June/July 2019 issue of Trial Talk, the bi-monthly magazine of the Colorado State Trial Lawyer's Association. The book I wish I’d owned ten years ago … this interesting, inspiring, how-to-guide to writing your best, most effective demand letters was hard to put down. I mean that. Even the introduction had me hooked. From there, I was challenged to sit down and do some of the exercises in the early chapters—exercises designed to make me as a human consider what kind of money I would consider accepting to have my life forever altered—the exercise that stood out...
Trial by Woman Book Review
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
By Rachel E. Potter Originally published in the Winter 2019 edition of The Verdict for Wisconsin Association for JusticeFrom the day I announced I wanted to be a lawyer, the advice started pouring in. Many wonderful and well-intentioned mentors and colleagues said: “You should watch [insert male lawyer name here], he is the perfect trial attorney, tall and with a loud and authoritative voice that carries effortlessly through any room. He is the perfect lawyer. Be like him.” I have no doubt that many of us have heard similar advice at one time or another. If you want a book...
$1.5 Million Verdict on $0 Prelitigation Offer
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Trial Guides wanted to let you know of a record-setting verdict obtained in a conservative county, in the hope it will help you in your cases. In this case, trial great Nick Rowley’s fifteen-year-old client was seriously injured when the vehicle she was in rolled over. Her nose and cheekbone were broken, her ear was torn off, and she received permanent nerve damage to the right side of her face. Her medical bills were just under $60,000. Nick’s team alleged that the vehicle had been negligently maintained and operated. Despite the plaintiff’s life-changing injuries, the insurer offered $0 for eight...
Win by Connecting with Your Jury
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
One of the highlights of Trial Guides’ recent Take Back the Courtroom IV was an evening lecture by Nick Rowley. He discussed how he has obtained over $500 million in jury verdicts before age forty by personally connecting with his juries and being honest about weaknesses in his cases.One of his key points was that connecting with your jury is important to obtaining larger case outcomes. In a recent case against a large retail store, Rowley asked his jury to be honest with him—to be “brutally honest” with him. Rowley discussed this in voir dire by introducing his concept of...
Trial Team Obtains Record $10M Verdict Using Trial by Human and Rules of the Road™
Saturday, April 11, 2015
In a county where it’s said that civil plaintiff cases go to die, the trial team of Nicholas Rowley, Courtney Rowley, and Theresa Bowen of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley tried a case deemed unwinnable by other lawyers. They obtained a record $10 million verdict. The three attorneys worked as a team using the methods in Trial by Human and Rules of the Road to win a case where the police named their client as at fault. This case, like many others, hinged on a detailed investigation and a trial team that understood how to overcome difficult odds. The Case Their client was a 15-year-old boy riding...