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$85 million KBR verdict using Eric Oliver's methods

Trial Guides wants to congratulate Michael Doyle, Jeffrey Raizner, and Patrick Dennis of Doyle Raizner; Gabriel Hawkins of Cohen Malad; and David F. Sugarman for their recent $85 million verdict in Bixby et al. v. KBR. They took the case for injured veterans despite the difficult odds that faced them.This team represented twelve U.S. and British soldiers whom KBR exposed to sodium dichromate in Iraq in 2003. Sodium dichromate contains hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen banned in the United States. Evidence included KBR documents noting "serious health problems" at the Qarmat Ali water facility in Iraq where the soldiers worked,...

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Trial Guides Points the Way

Trial Guides Points the Way

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.

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Nuisance value offer becomes $4.6 million verdict

Nuisance value offer becomes $4.6 million verdict

How can you get great verdicts? By framing your case story to speak to the jurors.

Attorney Michael Doyle of Houston, Texas has obtained a string of consecutive multi-million-dollar verdicts using the techniques outlined in Eric Oliver's Facts Can't Speak for Themselves.

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New: Eric Oliver - Case Story Theme Webinar Recording

New: Eric Oliver - Case Story Theme Webinar Recording
Introducing a webinar CLE by leading trial consultant Eric Oliver titled Case Story Theme: If Stories Give the Facts Their Meaning, What Gives Meaning to a Case Story?

Many trial attorneys are acquainted with the idea of a case theme. Certainly all trial lawyers know the critical importance of establishing and reinforcing the strongest possible theme for your case story.
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New! Trial Guides Releases Eric Oliver's "Facts Can't Speak for Themselves" on Audiobook

New! Trial Guides Releases Eric Oliver's "Facts Can't Speak for Themselves" on Audiobook

Trial Guides is proud to announce Eric Oliver's Facts Can't Speak for Themselves on Audiobook.  This audiobook is an unabridged reading of the book by Eric Oliver himself.  This is a 16 CD set.

About the audiobook:

Legal decision-makers construct their own version of the case story when they judge a case. In fact, they re-author their own version several times before arriving at the one they use to decide the case.

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Eric Oliver's Case Story Theme Webinar

Eric Oliver's Case Story Theme Webinar

Many trial attorneys are acquainted with the idea of a case theme. Certainly all trial lawyers know the critical importance of establishing and reinforcing the strongest possible theme for your case story.

In this webinar learn from Eric Oliver, a national expert in persuasive legal communication and author of Facts Can’t Speak for Themselves, how to use a focus group to uncover the most effective theme for any case story.

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Eric Oliver's Facts Can't Speak for Themselves Comes to Trial Guides

Eric Oliver's Facts Can't Speak for Themselves Comes to Trial Guides

Through a cooperative deal with NITA, Trial Guides brings you trial consultant Eric Oliver's book Facts Can't Speak for Themselves. Legal decision makers construct their own case story version when judging a case. In fact, they reauthor their own version of the case story presented to them several times before arriving at the one they use to decide the case. Their individual stories influence the verdict as much as individual backgrounds and beliefs, or the attorney’s case presentation in court. This groundbreaking book offers straightforward steps for trial professionals to identify and use these stories to refine the most compelling...

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