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10 Tips on Conducting a Winning Cross Examination

10 Tips on Conducting a Winning Cross Examination
What you learned in law school and most CLEs about cross examination won't help you much because much of what is taught is long outdated, ineffective, and potentially dangerous for your case.  In this in-depth dive into cross examination we address historical teachings on cross examination, why they are no longer relevant, and  how new methods will help you succeed in deposition, arbitration and trial. This article is intended to help everyone from law students to 40 year veteran trial lawyers. 
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Using The Rules of the Road™ Technique to Win Medical Malpractice Cases

Using The Rules of the Road™ Technique to Win Medical Malpractice Cases
One in three patients admitted to hospitals experiences a medical mistake, and the cost of fixing the harms caused by these errors is $17 billion a year. The number of 250,000 preventable deaths from medical errors per year in the United States according to Johns Hopkins landmark study - the third leading cause of death in the United States. Despite this, approximately 90 percent of all med mal verdicts favor the defendant. This article focuses on using Rules of the Road to win medical malpractice cases.
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Educating the Trial Lawyer

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...

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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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Official Rules of the Road Live Continuing Legal Education Event

Official Rules of the Road Live Continuing Legal Education Event

Trial Guides is proud to announce an officially sanctioned Rules of the Road™ Continuing Legal Education live event June 1-2, 2018.  The event will be a landmark event for Trial Guides' best selling book of all time, and is being held at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Trial Guides is hosting a special party at the event to celebrate the book of this important book.

The event features Rules of the Road co-author Patrick Malone, Cliff Atkinson, Dennis Donnelly, Michael Kelly, Jim Lees, and Zoe Littlepage.

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Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

By Charles W. Day Originally published in the February 2017 issue of Trial Magazine. A great sculptor must be an artist, not a mere stonecutter. And a great trial lawyer must be a storyteller, not a mere inquisitor. The traditional view of cross-examination is that attorneys should limit themselves to leading questions to expose contradictions—and then wait until closing argument to lay them bare. In The Fearless Cross-Examiner, Patrick Malone breathes new life into cross-examination. He does not confine himself to leading questions. He does not ask only questions to which he knows the answer. He does not wait until...

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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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Patrick Malone discusses his new Cross Examination book

Patrick Malone discusses his new Cross Examination book

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his new book The Fearless Cross Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case.

Trial Guides: What made you want to write a book on cross examination?

Patrick Malone: What made me want to write a book for lawyers on cross examination is that the way I grew up learning how to do cross examination never worked for me. It was frustrating. I could never figure out how you’re always supposed to ask only leading questions, and ask questions you only know the answers to. I could never do it right.

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Pat Malone on "Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System"

Pat Malone on "Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System"

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his video set Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System.

Trial Guides: I wanted to ask you about your new DVD series Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System with Trial Guides. Tell us a bit about it, and what inspired you to do this.

Patrick Malone: I thought it would be fun to do something for the 10 year anniversary of Rules of the Road. We were on the eve of it when I started thinking about the book and I just kind of had the idea that I’ll do six sessions, I’ll do them a month apart, live audience of my peers in Washington DC

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Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases Using the Rules of the Road Technique:

Trial Guides: What made you want to write your book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with The Rules of the Road Technique?

Patrick Malone: This is one of those areas where the old days are so different from the modern era. In the old days a plaintiff’s lawyer was worried about getting a top expert and then once you have the expert, you’ve got a case. Within the last 10-15 years it’s just been one horror show after another where people with good cases keep losing...

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Lessons for Trial Lawyers from Lincoln’s Greatest Speech

Lessons for Trial Lawyers from Lincoln’s Greatest Speech
Today is the 150th anniversary of a dark day in American history: the death of Abraham Lincoln. Our nation lost not only a great president, but also a great persuader who brought his career as a trial lawyer into the White House. Nowhere were Lincoln’s skills as a trial lawyer on greater display than in what most historians consider his finest speech. No, not the Gettysburg Address, but his Second Inaugural, given from the steps of the capitol only a few weeks before the assassination.
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The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements Live Webinar CLE

The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements Live Webinar CLE

The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements

Secrecy agreements at the end of a civil lawsuit are commonplace. But as leading attorney Patrick Malone explains, they are usually unethical, almost always bad for the plaintiff, and bad for the plaintiff attorney’s practice. The Rules of Professional Conduct give plaintiffs’ lawyers the weapons to fight back against defendants who insist on overbroad confidentiality agreements.

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$9 million verdict using Rules of the Road

The Rules of the Road technique proved itself again last week in a trial in Roanoke, Virginia. After only four hours of deliberation at the end of a two-week trial, a jury that included a health care provider (a cardiac catheter lab technologist) returned a verdict of a combined $9 million for a brain-injured baby and the child's mother against two obstetricians and their practice group. Lead counsel for the plaintiffs was Rules of the Road coauthor Patrick Malone, ably helped by Jeff Krasnow of Roanoke. Malone and Krasnow faced a case that the defense contended was far too complex...

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Authors take "Rules of the Road" further down the road

Authors take "Rules of the Road" further down the road
Book Review "Rules of the Road, A Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability  Drawing on additional years of experience in their own cases, from teaching and working with and comparing experiences with plaintiff’s trial lawyers, Friedman and Malone have significantly advanced the process presented in the original book. This book is inexpensive and indispensable.
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Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ

Announcing A New Relationship between Trial Guides and AAJ
Trial Guides is proud to announce an exciting new relationship with the American Association for Justice ("AAJ") as publisher for future AAJ Press publications. This relationship continues Trial Guides’ tradition of providing the most comprehensive, cutting-edge publications available to help you improve your practice and better represent your clients.
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Rules of the Road Second Edition Is Released

Rules of the Road Second Edition Is Released

Trial Guides #1 book Rules of the Road is now available in a revised and expanded Second Edition.  

Authors Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone significantly revised this groundbreaking work. In addition to revisions throughout the book clarifying concepts in the first edition, Friedman and Malone added six new chapters and three appendices. They cover the differences between rules and principles, how to troubleshoot your rules, and how to fit Rules of the Road™ techniques into your case themes.

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Trial Guides Author Pat Malone on the Today Show

Trial Guides Author Pat Malone on the Today Show

 

The Today Show appearance will mark the release of Mr. Malone's newest book, The Life You Save, aimed at preventing medical malpractice for members of the public. The book lists nine necessary steps that will help you take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, avoid serious harm, and get the care you need and deserve. The Life You Save is not only for you and your loved ones, it is a must read for every person who receives medical care or uses prescription pharmaceuticals.

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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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Secrets of $1,000,000 Child Injury and Wrongful Death Verdicts

Secrets of $1,000,000 Child Injury and Wrongful Death Verdicts
In association with trial lawyer Don Keenan, we are proud to offer you Closing Arguments Child Injury and Child Wrongful Death Cases, Vol. II, a collection of closing arguments by the nation's finest trial lawyers, all of which generated substantial verdicts. This book and document CD package contain fool proof closing arguments from Inner Circle of Advocates members including Rick Friedman, Brian Panish, Thomas KlineJoseph A. Power, Jr.Pat Malone, Rex CarrDennis Donnelly, and many more, along with an introduction by David Ball, Ph.D.
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Trial Guides Launches Rules of the Road Forum

Trial Guides Launches Rules of the Road Forum

Trial Guides is proud to announce the launch of the "Rules of the Road Online Forum" only available to purchasers of Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone's book Rules of the Road.

Rules of the Road, has become the best selling book for plaintiff lawyers on proving liability in personal injury cases and insurance bad faith cases. The forum provides a moderated list server for plaintiff lawyers who want to discuss how to best use Rules of the Road in their cases.

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Closing Arguments in Child Injury and Child Wrongful Death Cases Volume 2 now available at Trial Guides

Closing Arguments in Child Injury and Child Wrongful Death Cases Volume 2 now available at Trial Guides

Trial Guides is now distributing "Closing Statements in Child Injury and Child Wrongful Death Cases Volume 2."

This book is a “must have” for any lawyer representing injured children. This book is a compilation of closing statements in child injury and wrongful death cases by 15 of the nation's best personal injury lawyers. Each lawyer is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization comprised of the 100 best plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States. Most of the closing statements in this book came from cases in which the jury returned verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. The following trial lawyers who contributed to this text:

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Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more

Rules of the Road AAJ Trial College with Patrick Malone, David Ball and more
The American Association for Justice's new seminar, based on the acclaimed Trial Guides book for lawyers Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Proving Liability by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone, is essential for plaintiff lawyers...
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Trial Guides Releases "Rules of the Road" Audiobook

Trial Guides Releases "Rules of the Road" Audiobook

Trial Guides is proud to release an audiobook of its best selling legal text - Rules of the Road.  The book is the best selling book for lawyers on proving liability.  

Rules of the Road co-authors, Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone, entered a recording studio with Trial Guides audio engineer Josh Derry to record the audiobook over four days.  The audiobook CD set is an unabridged reading of the book.

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Trial Consultant David Ball reviews Rules of the Road

Trial Consultant David Ball reviews Rules of the Road
David Ball reviews Rules of the Road: If this book's methods do not significantly improve your courtroom results, then consider changing sides of the aisle because you must not have a plaintiff's bone in your body. Malone and Friedman take you step by step through trial preparation and trial itself to show you how to recast your cases in ways that even tort-'reformed' jurors will find hard to resist.
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More Reviews for Rules of the Road

More Reviews for Rules of the Road

More reviews are coming in for Trial Guides new book Rules of the Road by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone.

“Friedman and Malone have given trial lawyers a road map to success.  It make the reader re-evaluate how a case should be prepared and triad, and emphasizes how the trial begins in discovery.  The book helps make complete lawyers even better and, believe me, these authors are complete lawyers.”

Stuart Z. Grossman - named Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates, and member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

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Trial Guides Releases Rules of the Road

Trial Guides Releases Rules of the Road
Lawyers Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone have written what we believe will become the definitive trial advocacy text on liability for plaintiff lawyers.  We may be biased, because we are the publishers.  But don’t take our word for it. Here is what leaders in the plaintiff bar are saying about Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Guide to Proving Liability:
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New Reviews for Trial Guides' Rules of the Road

New Reviews for Trial Guides' Rules of the Road

Trial Guides has received reviews from two of the Inner Circle of Advocates for the new book by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone entitled Rules of the Road.

“Two preeminent trial lawyers share their powerful insights and practical techniques in a lively and rewarding guide through case analysis, discovery and trial.  This essential source is packed with valuable advice and lucid examples certain to help win the difficult liability case.”

Michael Koskoff – Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, and listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America

Buy your copy of Rules of the Road today.

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Trial Guides Welcomes Patrick Malone

Trial Guides Welcomes Patrick Malone

Trial Guides is pleased to announce that Washington DC lawyer Patrick Malone has become the company's next author, as a co-author of Rick Friedman's upcoming book Rules of the Road.

Patrick Malone is one of the leading attorneys in the eastern United States who represents victims of serious personal injuries against drug manufacturers, hospitals and others in the medical industry.

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