Final argument is your time to empower your jurors to return the verdict you want. With Final Arguments, you will learn how to skillfully integrate the evidence you provided to the jury during direct and cross-examination, debunk the defense’s arguments, and hammer home your case theme.
In this book, author Philip H. Corboy presents successful closing arguments from actual trials. Corboy, one of the most accomplished trial lawyers of his time, eloquently handles the trickiest subjects, including effectively communicating a client’s pain and suffering and simplifying complicated jury instructions.
Take inspiration from the examples in this book to craft irrefutable, compelling final arguments that will help seal your victory.
- Foreword to the Original Edition
- Foreword to the New Edition
- Part One: Block v. General Signal Corporation
- Part Two: Cortes v. Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
- Part Three: Procaccini v. Sears Roebuck & Company
What Legal Leaders Are Saying
— Peter Perlman, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, former president of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America [ATLA®])
Phil Corboy is known for many things—for more than fifty years, he’s been one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country. He fights for the ‘little guy,’ and his caring and compassion are a huge part of his success. This book is an absolute must for beginners and accomplished lawyers as well. It will be one of the most utilized books in my personal library.
— Thomas Girardi, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Society of Barristers, former president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates
[This] work is extraordinary. I wish Phil had given me some of these ideas a long time ago. I would be a much better trial lawyer. The book is for young lawyers to be inspired and somewhat older ones to consider more powerful ways to persuade.
— Sheldon J. Schlesinger, member of the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame and the Inner Circle of Advocates, listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America
Philip Corboy, one of the great legal talents of our time, clearly demonstrates in Final Arguments that he has walked more than a mile in his clients’ shoes. He is indeed a true crusader.
— Browne Greene, recipient of more million-dollar verdicts than any attorney in California history, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates
The work of Phil Corboy on final arguments should be located at the front of your list of books and materials to be used as a practicing plaintiff’s lawyer. His leadership in the preservation of consumer rights and consumer attorneys’ rights has been unforgettable and cannot ever be overstated.