News — Sari de la Motte
$13.3 Million Verdict During COVID-19 Using From Hostage to Hero
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Plaintiffs’ attorney Chris Madeksho shared with us strategies from From Hostage to Hero that he used to win the case:
Sari’s book helped me organize my voir dire so that I could examine the panel in an organized way given the time constraints (30 minutes per panel) that parties were given. Further, Sari’s book gave clear advice on how to “make it about the jury” by using their language and their ideas in opening and closing. The jury “got it” because of this advice.
From Hostage to Hero Book Review
Monday, July 20, 2020
From Hostage to Hero Reviewed by Jason Skuda
“Jurors are, for all intents and purposes, hostages.” This concept begins Sari de la Motte’s advice on approaching jury trials. As hostages, jurors are the trial’s first of two “victims.” They arrive unhappy, discombobulated, and, more often than not, scared. The plaintiff’s lawyer must free the jurors by creating a safe space for jurors to express themselves in voir dire and to act on the plaintiff’s behalf when they deliberate.
$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.
Trial Guides Announces Rick Friedman's Take Back the Courtroom IV
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Trial Guides is proud to announce Rick Friedman's Take Back the Courtroom IV Continuing Legal Education Live Event.
This event features an all star group of the nation's leading trial lawyers. Primary speakers include Rick Friedman, Randi McGinn and Roger Dodd. Guest speakers include Nick Rowley, Keith Mitnik and trial consultant Sari de la Motte.