Mitnik’s Trial Methods

Keith Mitnik

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As senior trial counsel for the nation’s largest plaintiff firm, Morgan & Morgan, Keith Mitnik’s methods have been battle-tested in every type of case, from small auto cases to eight-figure medical malpractice cases—not to mention business litigation, entertainment law, and tobacco cases. In this lecture, Keith expands upon concepts in his book, Don’t Eat the Bruises, and addresses the following topics and more: 

  • Getting jurors to self-identify their bias
  • Using analogies to maximize challenges for cause
  • Becoming comfortable discussing damages
  • Discussing noneconomic damages in voir dire
  • Discussing the burden of proof
  • Putting surveillance in context before the jury sees it
  • Addressing invisible injuries with jurors
  • Handling cases with little to no property damage
  • Selecting powerful words and introducing recognizable phrases in opening statement
  • Foreshadowing cross-examination in voir dire and opening
  • Admitting your client's pre-existing conditions
  • Dismantling the defense’s attack on letters of protection
  • Asking winning questions in your direct examinations

In just under five hours, Mitnik provides a plethora of cutting-edge insights and tactics you can begin immediately adopting in your next case. Mitnik discusses cross-examination, voir dire, opening statement, closing argument, information management, and damages models that will help you confidently seek maximum justice for your clients.

Please note: This video recording includes highlights from an exclusive live event. Due to copyright and other restrictions, this does not include any written materials from the conference. To learn more about our upcoming CLE seminars and events, visit our continuing education page or give us a call at 1-800-309-6845.

DVD: 294 minutes; 1st edition (2020); ISBN: 9781951962036
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC

Disc 1

  1. Introductory Remarks
  2. Voir Dire: Get the Bad Ones Out
  3. “For Cause” Analogies
  4. Voir Dire: Wrapping It around the Law
  5. Voir Dire: Paint and Suffering
  6. Voir Dire: Case-Specific Facts
  7. Voir Dire: Take Aways
  8. Voir Dire: Burden of Proof
  9. Voir Dire: Surveillance
  10. Voir Dire: Client Who Appears Uninjured


Disc 2

  1. Voir Dire: Tort Reform
  2. Low Property Damage Cases
  3. Minds Are Made Up Early
  4. Eliminate It
  5. Own It
  6. In Context versus Out of Context


Disc 3


  1. Cross-Examination in Voir Dire, Opening, and Closing
  2. The Power of Analogy


Disc 4

  1. Picking Powerful, Perfect Words
  2. Pre-existing Conditions
  3. Letters of Protection
  4. Slip-and-Falls
  5. Resurrecting Recognizable Phrases
  6. Asking Winning Questions
  7. All Time Is Not Created Equal
  8. Becoming Comfortable with Damages
  9. Leveraging Index Cards for Closing Argument