News — David Ball
Who is ...? Season One - Free Streaming Series
Monday, August 09, 2021
Join David Ball as he interviews some of the most influential trial attorneys in the country. Each episode, David sits down with his guest and explores who they are and what influences their success in the courtroom. Inspired by Rick Friedman’s The Way of the Trial Lawyer, David seeks to get beyond technique and into the “ethos” of each of his interviewees. The intent is to get at what drives them, their beliefs, values, goals, fears, and everything else that informs their work. Sign up for the first season to get the following interviews available every two weeks for free:...
Using The Rules of the Road™ Technique to Win Medical Malpractice Cases
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Educating the Trial Lawyer
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Written by David Rosenthal, CCTLA First Vice President Originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of The Litigator, a quarterly magazine from the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association. When it comes to learning to be a trial lawyer, nothing is more valuable than actually trying cases. But sometimes, for instance during a pandemic, it’s all but impossible to get in front of a jury to try a case or even to attend a trial skills seminar. In these times, learning trial skills is more about reading some of the many good practice guide books or attending virtual seminars. There are too...
$3.42 million Noneconomic Damages Verdict in Hidalgo County, Texas
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
In Hidalgo County, Texas, attorneys Michael Cowen and Malorie Peacock of Cowen Rodriguez and Peacock obtained a just multimillion-dollar verdict for the widow of a man who died during a trench collapse. Read more about how they obtained the verdict.
New Trial Guides CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Joshua Karton
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Announcing a new Trial Guides live CLE in Los Angeles featuring:
Trial Guides Live CLE featuring David Ball, Artemis Malekpour and Keith Mitnik
Friday, December 15, 2017
Announcing a new Trial Guides live CLE in Washington DC featuring:
April 6, 2018: David Ball, and Artemis Malekpour covering David Ball on Damages Advances and Innovations.
April 7, 2018: Keith Mitnik - Foil their Plan to Spoil Your Case.
New Reptile in MIST Cases Webinar by David Ball and Gary Johnson
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Auto cases the insurers designate as "Minor impact" due to minimal visible vehicle damage are amongst the most difficult plaintiff cases to win, despite there being no correlation between vehicle damage and occupant injury.
Join trial consultant David Ball and veteran trial lawyer Gary Johnson for a webinar called "Reptile in MIST Cases." This webinar will discuss the use of the Reptile method to win "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" cases.
2013 Trial Guides Litigation Quote Calendar Now Available
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The 2013 Trial Guides Litigation Quote Calendar is now available.
This daily calendar is the result of painstaking work by the Trial Guides staff to bring you the very best advice from every product we carry. We’ve searched every book and video in the Trial Guides library for the best advice from today’s leading experts on litigation, such as Gerry Spence, David Ball, Rick Friedman, and more.
Trial In Action reviewed in Trial Talk®
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ
Thursday, December 09, 2010
David Ball on Damages 3 Now Available for Pre-Order
Monday, September 20, 2010
Trial Guides is pleased to announce the pre-order of David Ball on Damages 3.
David Ball on Damages has been America’s best selling text on proving damages since the release of the brilliant first edition in 2001. The second (red) edition has been one of the best selling books at Trial Guides.
Now, David Ball on Damages 3 teaches you how to integrate the Reptile and Rules of the Road methods, along with new voir dire techniques, into the classic Damages method.
Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile
Friday, July 09, 2010
Reptile Products Continue Expanding
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Trial Guides Presents Don Keenan and David Ball's Reptile
Monday, August 17, 2009
Trial Guides Points the Way
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I have started going to more seminars, reading more books, watching more video—trying to get beyond "the law" and generic trial techniques, and focusing specifically on how to win plaintiffs’ personal injury trials. It soon became apparent that a new publishing company predominates this niche, publishing and distributing some of today’s most important plaintiffs’ trial materials—Trial Guides.
Secrets of $1,000,000 Child Injury and Wrongful Death Verdicts
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Don Keenan Joins David Ball at the first Welcome to the Revolution Reptile CLE
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Trial Guides is proud to announce that one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, Don Keenan, has agreed to join David Ball at Trial Guides' Welcome to the Revolution - Reptile CLE! It will be one of the "must see" CLEs of the year.
If you haven’t heard about David Ball and Don Keenan’s new “Reptile” trial technique, you are missing the most important trial strategy of the year. Together, they have written a masterpiece for plaintiff’s lawyers called REPTILE: The 2009 Manual for the Plaintiff's Revolution. The new method transforms even the worst jurors into your allies. Learn the material first hand at Trial Guides’ Welcome to the Revolution Reptile CLE
$7.05 Million verdict credited to David Ball's Welcome to the Revolution
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Attorney Chris Stombaugh of Wisconsin recently obtained a $7.05 million verdict on a construction site accident verdict in Iowa. He credits a substantial factor of his success to David Ball's "Uber Rule" discussed in his Trial Guides Welcome to the Revolution CLE.
In his own words:
"I listened to your Trial Guides presentation [Welcome to the Revolution].
New! Moe Levine on Advocacy
Sunday, April 19, 2009
After over three years of work, Trial Guides is proud to announce the release of Moe Levine on Advocacy, the most comprehensive book ever released on Levine's lectures, trial transcripts and articles.
Moe Levine practiced in New York in the 1940s to early 1970s, trying over 2000 civil trials. He was one of the first members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, and was close friends with Inner Circle founder Richard Grand. He helped create the concept of "qualitative damages" while helping Grand re-frame one of his cases by taking a concept from the Bible and using it as a way to describe the client's loss. (The case is discussed in the book.)
New! Reptile - Welcome to the Revolution CLE
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Since mid-2006, David Ball and three of America's top trial attorneys; Atlanta's Don Keenan, Kentucky's Gary Johnson, and Wyoming's Jim Fitzgerald; have been conducting a unique series of deep-research jury sessions across the country. The results have surpassed the team's most optimistic hopes, and will revolutionize the legal field's understanding of juror decision-making. They are working on a new book including this content tentatively called Reptile: Welcome to the Plaintiff's Revolution. Without throwing out the tried-and-true David Ball on Damages methodology or any of a number of other effective approaches, the new methods transform even the worst of jurors into your allies. The playing field remains as steeply tilted as ever; but now the tilt is in our favor.
The results of the 2006-08 research mean that the long courtroom nightmare of "tort-reform" is finally ending. If you think this is an exaggeration, you have not yet learned the new approach.
New David Ball CLE "Welcome to the Revolution"
Monday, January 19, 2009
Rick Friedman's Winning Trial Strategies Video
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Rick Friedman Take Back the Courtroom CLE Selling Out Soon!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Trial Guides Launches David Ball on Damages Forum
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Trial Guides is proud to announce the "David Ball on Damages" Legal Forum.
This forum will allow Trial Guides customers to interact with trial consultants David Ball, Debra Miller, and Artemis Malekpour, as well as other members to obtain insights on using the methods in David Ball on Damages.
David Ball Focus Groups Video with Forms
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Trial Guides is proud to announce David Ball’s new Focus Groups DVD set.
David Ball and his partners Debra Miller and Artemis Malekpour explain and show you, step-by-step, how to set up, conduct, and analyze your own high quality focus jury research. Uniquely, they even provide clear instructions for how you can apply the focus jurors’ responses to your case. This will keep you from misinterpreting the results, and will help you maximize the value of the research even beyond what many jury consultants normally provide.
New Webinar by Trial Strategist David Ball
Monday, November 10, 2008
Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more
Friday, September 05, 2008
Trial Guides Releases David Ball "Welcome to the Revolution" Lecture on Audio CD
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
David Ball to release new Focus Groups video through Trial Guides
Monday, August 04, 2008
David Ball's How to Do Your Own Focus Groups Comes to Trial Guides
Saturday, January 13, 2007
How to Do Your Own Focus Groups is easy-to-follow book, written by leading jury consultant and best-selling trial advocacy author David Ball. The book shows you how to organize and direct your own focus groups from deciding what kind of focus group best fits your case, to selecting the focus-jurors, to analyzing your conclusions. The book is designed so that attorneys can easily start conducting their own focus groups and it also contains information about hiring trial consultants to run them for you.
Lawyer Uses David Ball on Damages to Obtain $1.25 Million Verdict
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
We recently received the following lawyer success story using the methods in David Ball on Damages.
"Sussex County is rural and is arguably one of the most conservative counties in N.J.. Last night at 6pm following an 8 day trial and a 3 hour deliberation, the Sussex County Jury returned a verdict of $1.25m! This represents one of the largest personal injury verdicts in county history and will be front page news tomorrow. Our client Jill Yucius (age 27) sustained an injury to her low back requiring fusion surgery and sustained an injury to her shoulder requiring arthroscopic surgery following an auto accident. The defense attorney had valued the case at less than $200,000...
Customer Obtains Excess Verdict Using David Ball on Damages
Monday, November 06, 2006
Trial Guides received the following customer success story from David Ball.
When I went to the ATLA Damages College I had already read your book on Damages, and listened to your CD. I was comfortable with your method and was looking to refine my skills. The case I worked on at the ATLA Damages seminar was a dental malpractice case where an oral surgeon severed my client's lingual nerve while extracting a lower wisdom tooth, leaving half of his tongue permanently numb.
Trial Guides Releases David Ball and Gary Johnson's Winning the Unwinnable Case
Sunday, October 01, 2006
From David Ball's intro to this disc set:
This DVD is about the inspiring story of how one of America's best trial attorneys, Kentucky's Gary C. Johnson, prevailed in a nearly impossible case. This discussion's original purpose was to help other attorneys see how to deal with some of the most common problems encountered in nearly every personal injury case. But, the discussion turned out to be more. One of the most inspiring stories behind a trial you have ever heard. You will find yourself playing this discussion over and over, before every difficult trial you ever face.
Trial Guides Releases David Ball on Damages on Audiobook CD Set
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
We are pleased to announce the release of David Ball on Damages in an Audiobook CD set.
When David Ball on Damages was first published in 2001, it changed the way attorneys seek damages. The audio CD set, also available as a book, provides step-by-step guidance for attorneys seeking money for their clients. Ball explains why jurors give, why they do not, and how to motivate them to do the former instead of the latter. He walks readers through voir dire, opening, Direct examination, and closing. In each phase of the case this set provides practical, effective, and innovative methods for pursuing damages.
Trial Guides Welcomes David Ball Ph.D.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Trial Consultant David Ball reviews Rules of the Road
Friday, February 17, 2006
Trial Guides Releases Rules of the Road
Friday, December 16, 2005