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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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Who is ...? Season One - Free Streaming Series

Who is ...? Season One - Free Streaming Series

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:...

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Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls

Years of Experience Learned in Hours – A Review of Running with the Bulls
Running With The Bulls is a book intended to teach trial lawyers how to maximize possible settlements. In the modern world of a trial lawyer, 99% of cases will settle before going in front of a jury. In times past, lawyers would try upwards of 100 jury trials per year. Now, it’s not uncommon for a firm that handles a smaller number of cases to not see a jury at all during a year.
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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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$10.8 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict during COVID-19

On August 25, 2020, Blair County, PA, attorneys Brendan Lupetin and Greg Unatin received a $10.8 million-dollar verdict for their clients in a medical malpractice case. Plaintiffs’ attorney Brendan Lupetin shared with us strategies from Trial by Human, Voir Dire and Opening Statements, and Nick’s recorded lectures that he used to win the case.
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A ‘Brutally Honest’ Approach to Voir Dire and Opening Statements

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...

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Six-Figure Settlement on Zero Offer Case

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...

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Running with the Bulls Book Review

Running with the Bulls Book Review

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...

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Nick Rowley Dons A Chicken Costume For Justice

Nick Rowley Dons A Chicken Costume For Justice

As America’s leading litigation publisher, we hear a lot of great trial stories. After all, we publish the best trial lawyers in the country—including more Inner Circle of Advocate members than all of the other legal publishing companies combined. But when we heard about one of Nick Rowley’s recent trials, we had a hard time believing it. Then we received the pictures. But first, a bit of background about why we think this story helps our customers think outside the box to do a better job for their clients. “The Golden Rule” prevents most of us from asking jurors to...

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$1.5 Million Verdict on $0 Prelitigation Offer

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...

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Win by Connecting with Your Jury

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...

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$1.7 Million Verdict on A Zero Offer Case

$1.7 Million Verdict on A Zero Offer Case

Trial Guides congratulates Minnesota attorney Joe Crosby for his recent $1.7 million verdict in a no offer medical malpractice case. Crosby and Liz Fors, his paralegal who co-chaired the trial with him, spent six years fighting against a defense that repeatedly claimed they would never make an offer. Crosby’s client was permanently paralyzed on the right side of his face during what should have been the routine removal of a small benign tumor. Trial Guides asked Crosby if he gained any insights from this case that might help other lawyers. Crosby was kind enough to share some of the story, including...

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$15 Million Verdict on a $100K Offer

$15 Million Verdict on a $100K Offer
Lawyers Benjamin Cloward and co-counsel Charles Allen use multiple Trial Guides books for lawyers to turn a $100,000 offer into a $15,000,000 trial verdict. Read more about how they achieved this outstanding verdict.
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Trial Success Using Nick Rowley’s Trial by Human

Trial Success Using Nick Rowley’s Trial by Human

With so few lawyers going to trial, Trial Guides likes to feature stories about lawyers who get great outcomes for their clients by turning down unreasonable offers and going to trial. We often post stories about our authors’ large verdicts, but it’s also great to hear how lawyers achieved hard-fought victories in more common cases—particularly those with low offers and substantial chances of losing. Today, we wanted to focus on a case involving Rod Ritner and Dominic Pechota, partners at Nick Rowley’s firm in Iowa, Trial Lawyers for Justice. The case involved an underinsured motorist claim where the client’s insurer gave a $15,000...

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$40 Million Verdict for Nick Rowley and Team

$40 Million Verdict for Nick Rowley and Team

Trial Guides author Nick Rowley, along with lawyers Keith Bruno, Angela Bruno, Steve King, and Trial Guides coauthor Steve Halteman (trial consultant) obtained a record $40 million verdict. The $40 million verdict was in noneconomic damages for the death of thirty-three-year old Orlando Jordan. His parents were the plaintiffs. The case involved the stabbing and killing of Mr. Jordan by an underage drinker. Rey and Carmen Jordan sued TGI Fridays and the Riverside restaurant’s operator, New Jersey-based Briad Group, arguing that the employees there knowingly served alcohol to intoxicated minors, including one of their son’s attackers. Rowley represented the decedent’s mother, with Keith...

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Trial Team Obtains Record $10M Verdict Using Trial by Human and Rules of the Road™

Trial Team Obtains Record $10M Verdict Using Trial by Human and Rules of the Road™

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...

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Young Lawyer Wins $31.5 Million Verdict

Truth and love turned out to be a powerful 1-2 combination for trial attorney Nick Rowley. At the age of 32, Rowley has tried 59 cases and seen hundreds of settlements at his offices in California, Minnesota, and Iowa. In his most recent case, tried with colleagues Alejandro Blanco and Daniel Rodriguez, truth and love meant a $31.5 million verdict for a single plaintiff. The plaintiff, age 16, suffered a brain injury with resulting left-sided hemiparesis (weakness and foot drop). The defendant driver was drunk and admitted liability, but the insurer, Fireman's Fund, refused to payout. For 25 months the...

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