Advanced Premises Liability: A Guide Through Trial

Michael Neff

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Over the past several decades, trial attorney Michael Neff has been consistently winning six-, seven-, and eight-figure outcomes in premises liability cases. In Advanced Premises Liability: A Guide through Trial, Neff uses detailed examples from past cases to demonstrate the nuts and bolts of how to successfully navigate and try long and complex cases. Neff shares transcripts, letters, and other materials from different stages of trial and case preparation to provide lessons on how to prepare, try, and win a premises liability case.

Neff deeply expands upon the issues discussed in his first book, Premises Liability: A Guide to Success, and offers numerous lessons on the following and more:

  • Obtaining documents and getting them into evidence
  • Spoliation letters leading to orders
  • The importance of presenting key evidence through the defendant’s documents and agents, and how to create opportunities to do so
  • Cross-examining experts (with a focus on a negligent security or negligent hiring case)
  • Settling your case (with excerpts from demand letters and a fraudu­lent transfer letter)
  • Voir dire in a premises liability case
  • Opening statement in a premises liability case (with trial excerpts)
  • Cross-examining the corporate representative at trial (with trial ex­cerpts)
  • Direct examination of a plaintiff’s liability expert (in a slip and fall case)
  • Direct examination of the treating doctor (in a CRPS case)
  • Direct examination of a life-care planner (in a CRPS case)
  • Closing argument (putting together the evidence and tapping into the themes that justify a verdict for your client)
  • Jury instructions and how certain charges set up arguments during closing

Neff shares his process for obtaining fair verdicts and meaningful settlements through effective detail management, case analysis, and strategy so you can best build and execute your case. He also discusses ways to manage yourself and your thoughts during trial and be more in tune with your audience’s emotions so you can put on the best case possible.

Through this book, Neff seeks to provide guidance on how to pound the defense during litigation and trial. By looking at how he has done things in cases that ultimately resolved with favor­able results, he offers examples and strategies that you can develop into your own equally successful approach. As Neff puts it, “We have to learn how to battle at the highest level and make the most of the weapons we have. Otherwise, we are […] bumbling Don Quixotes and may be more likely to fight windmills than slay dragons.”

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Paperback: 316 pages; 1st edition (2021); ISBN: 978-1-951962-14-2
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC
Publisher’s Note
About the Cases in This Book
  1.  Obtaining and Admitting Documents into Evidence
  2. Spoliation Letters and Spoliation Orders
  3. Cross-Examining Defense Experts During Deposition
  4. Settling Before Trial
  5. Voir Dire
  6. Opening Statement
  7. Cross-Examination of a Corporate Representative
  8. Direct Examination of a Liability Expert
  9. Direct Examination of a Treating Doctor
  10. Direct Examination of a Life Care Planner
  11. Jury Charges
  12. Closing Argument
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What Legal Leaders Are Saying

“Michael Neff provides a walk through of premises liability cases that is valuable to anyone litigating in this area. He covers the waterfront for these cases with everything from strategy, dealing with discovery problems and spoilation, preparing and taking depositions of defendant 30(b)(6) depositions, the cross-examination of defense experts, fraudulent transfers during litigation, settlement, and details of trial and presenting to jurors. This is a treasure trove of information for anyone litigating a premises liability case. I highly recommend it.”

— Phillip Miller, author of Advanced Depositions Strategy and Practice and Focus Groups: Hitting the Bullseye
4.9 out of 5 stars Based on 14 reviews
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Joel D.
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Just started reading this so thanks for the reminder. I think it will help as one nugget more makes it worthwhile.
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Very helpful book. Excellent prep
Very helpful book. Excellent prep for trial
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Will R.
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Great so far. The UFTA
Great so far. The UFTA combo on stowers is good
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Mark C.
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Excellent book with real world applicability. Exactly what busy litigation lawyers need. I highly recommend.
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Steve G.
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Great book
Amazing book that must be read by all lawyers who do premise liability cases
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