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Cutting Deep: Keith Mitnik’s Deeper Cuts

Reviewed by Ada K. Wong  Originally published in the April 2022 edition of Trial News, a monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice.  After a good series finale, you hold on to the hope that the producers will revive the show even though the series stands on its own. That is how I felt after reading Keith Mitnik’s Don’t Eat the Bruises a few years ago – wondering and hoping that he will author another great book. Like any great producer, he came out with another hit: Deeper Cuts. This book is meant to build on the foundation of Don’t Eat the Bruises, so...

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Recent $352 Million Verdict

Congratulations to trial lawyers Randy and Alex Sorrels, of Sorrels Law in Houston, Texas, for their recent $352.7 million verdict! The Sorrels credited lessons learned from Don’t Eat the Bruises, Rules of the Road, Polarizing the Case, and Damages 3 for helping them reach this ideal outcome for their clients. The Sorrels were kind enough to share a few details from the case, in which they represented the plaintiffs. In September 2019, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a third-party fueling company failed to stop and yield and collided with a United Airlines tarmac worker. Witnesses testified that his body bounced several...

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$1.1 Million Outcome on $11k Offer Using Lessons from Keith Mitnik & Nick Rowley

Lori Tolle is a former Deputy District Attorney for Jefferson County, Colorado. She was at the DA’s office for ten years, five of which she spent in the Crimes Against Children unit. After taking a break from lawyering from 2011 to 2019 to spend time with her kids, she returned to practice in 2019 as a plaintiff's attorney at the office of Fuicelli & Lee. On the recommendation of Keith Fuicelli, Lori began consuming content by Keith Mitnik and Nick Rowley. Here is what happened: From my initial entry into civil practice, Keith Fuicelli sang Keith Mitnik's praises (as well as...

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$91 Million Verdict on $25k Offer

A verdict from Eric Fong, Port Orchard, Washington A man named Will walks into a convenience store for a Gatorade. Unbeknownst to him, the store is being robbed. A another man leaves the store as will walks in, and the clerk says calmly, “call 911.” Will steps outside as he calls 911 and sees a man in his car. He runs toward his car and asks the man what he is doing. The man instantly pulls out a baseball bat and viciously beats Will multiple times in the head. Let’s talk about the damages. While Will’s Glasgow coma scale was...

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$1.65 Million Verdict During Covid-19 Using Don't Eat The Bruises

On April 1, 2021, amidst COVID-19 precautions, a jury returned a verdict for $1.65 million for a pelvic prolapse with symptoms that first appeared five months after a wreck. Mild to moderate prolapse had been noted at various times in the years before the wreck. Attorney Dirk Vandever used methods from Keith Mitnik’s book, Don’t Eat the Bruises, which once again proved their effectiveness. Find out more about how Vandever obtained the verdict.
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New Lawyer Helps Obtain $12.2 Million Verdict During Pandemic Using Nick Rowley’s Techniques

Congratulations to attorneys Rich Cook, Bryan Tisch, and Brandon Yosha on their recent $12.2 million verdict in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brandon Yosha covered the opening statement, the final argument on damages, and did the direct examination of the plaintiff’s wife. Brandon’s father, trial lawyer Louis Yosha, helped formulate the argument Brandon used in closing. Bryan Tisch covered the opening statement on liability, the plaintiff’s direct examination, and the expert witness’s direct examination. Rich Cook handled voir dire, the cross-examination of all of IPL’s witnesses, and the final argument on liability. The plaintiff is currently forty-six years old and has been under...

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$3.42 million Noneconomic Damages Verdict in Hidalgo County, Texas

$3.42 million Noneconomic Damages Verdict in Hidalgo County, Texas

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.

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Attorney Keith Mitnik Shares How His Systems Helped Obtain An $8 Million Verdict

Keith Mitnik, author of Trial Guides bestselling book, Don’t Eat the Bruises,recently obtained an $8 million verdict in a car crash case resulting in a herniated disc, in which $7.5 million were for noneconomic/general damages.Keith explained how the systems in his book paved the way for this greatverdict: “The venue was conservative, so I leaned heavily on the voir dire systemswhich allowed us to eliminate a bunch of biased panelists and get a fair jury.The defense was relying on their standard arguments that our client’s problemseither preexisted or were being exaggerated. They also accused her ofcovering up significant prior injury...

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$10 Million Reasons to Not Eat the Bruises

Trial Guides congratulates Indiana attorney Michael J. Stapleton for his recent success in obtaining a $10 million verdict for his client, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being attacked in the parking lot of a local bar. Stapleton credited the lessons he learned from Keith Mitnik’s Don’t Eat the Bruises for the outcome: “I have been a trial lawyer for over forty years. For the past fifteen, I’ve used an outline for jury selection I have developed, and enjoyed, that employs many principles from David Ball and Reptile. Earlier this year, a trusted trial consultant insisted I read Keith...

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