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Commanding the Courtroom is a five-part (five-hour) AAJ Education video series featuring AAJ trial masters Greg Cusimano and Jim Lees. In this lecture, Cusimano and Lees share the secrets of running focus groups, developing litigation strategies, and successfully implementing those strategies to achieve winning verdicts. This comprehensive presentation is designed for all levels of trial experience and shares hundreds of tips, insights, and hands-on demonstrations of successful litigation techniques with you. Cusimano and Lees rely on more than fifty years of combined trial experience, and they present this video in an enlightening format interspersed with anecdotes and real courtroom examples.
About the Authors
Greg Cusimano is the co-creator of the Jury Bias Model™ (with David Wenner), a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers of America, Superlawyers, and has been heavily involved with AAJ for much of his career. He is co-editor of ATLA's six volume text Litigating Tort Cases. He is one of few to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the American Association for Justice (formally ATLA®). Cusimano is also a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants in his role as a founding principal in Winning Works, LLC.
Jim Lees is a trial lawyer who has tried over 250 cases to verdict. He is also a jury consultant specializing in the use of psychology and focus groups to formulate persuasion strategies for trial. Mr. Lees' recent verdicts include a jury verdict of $23.6 million dollars in a failure to diagnose medical negligence case. He is a former cochair of AAJ's NCA Board of Trustees, a Diplomate of AAJ's NCA, and is a frequent lecturer and teacher of trial tactics throughout the United States.
What Legal Leaders Are Saying
— Gary B. Pillersdorf, Past President New York State Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA State Delegates Chair (2005), ATLA Section Leaders’ Council Chair (2005)
Enthralling. It was as if Greg and Jim were in my living room discussing trial techniques and strategy. Despite 30 years in practice, I still found myself taking notes. This is truly a ‘must have’ for everyone who is interested in improving their trial presentation.