Premises Liability: A Guide to Success

Michael Neff

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Trial attorney Michael Neff is a nationally known premises liability lawyer who's obtained verdicts of $47 million, $35 million, and other substantial verdicts and settlements in premises liability cases. In Premises Liability: A Guide to Success, Neff offers a clear and practical step-by-step guide to trying and winning premises liability cases.

Using lessons and examples gained from cases with six-, seven-, and eight-figure premises verdicts, Neff walks you through every aspect of a premises liability case. He begins with important issues in case selection and discovery and moves you through to negotiating settlements and trial. He offers a unique guide to addressing issues found in larger and more complicated lawsuits by demonstrating how they differ from smaller auto accident cases, and how newer attorneys can expand their practice to incorporate larger premises cases.

As the distillation of decades of success, this book has lessons and insights for trial lawyers who want to improve how they handle their next premises liability case.


Do you want the eBook and print book? After you complete your purchase of the print book you will receive a coupon code via email to purchase the eBook for $20.

Paperback: 342 pages; First edition (2017); ISBN: 978-1941007648
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC
  1. Introduction
  2. Starting off Right
  3. An Introduction to Premises Liability Cases
  4. Review Court-Approved Jury Charges
  5. Finding and Using Standards
  6. Pleading the Complaint and Written Discovery
  7. The Empire Strikes Back: The Defendant's Answers
  8. Understanding the Defendant's Knowledge
  9. Selecting, Preparing, and Using the Plaintiff's Liability Experts
  10. Deposing the Defendant's Record Keeper
  11. 30(b)(6) Deponents and Defense Fact Witnesses
  12. Deposing the Defendant's Expert
  13. Trial Consultants and Focus Groups
  14. Surviving Summary Judgment
  15. Mediation and Settlement
  16. A Look at Trial
  17. Epilogue

What Legal Leaders Are Saying

Michael Neff’s book is full of important information for those of us who desire to achieve excellence in premises liability cases. As we say in Alabama, Michael ‘puts the hay down where the goats can get to it!’ Read this book and enjoy learning from one of the best!

— Gregory Cusimano, recipient of AAJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award
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Mark C.
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5 star rating
Wonderful read for all lawyers
Wonderful read for all lawyers to use to have a solid foundation on any premise liability case which are often litigated.
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3 star rating
Some good substance, too much fluff advice for novices
The chapters on discovery, depositions, and expert contain good substantive advice. But this book has too much fluff advice for new lawyers. "Start your career by trying simple cases first" was repeated dozens of times. There is also a lot of generic
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C. H.
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5 star rating
I wish I had read
I wish I had read this book when I first started handling these difficult but potentially rewarding cases. I could have had a lot more fun and would surely have avoided some painful lessons.
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James J.
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5 star rating
Great book with practical advise
Great book with great practical advise. Not just a bunch of war stories; it's something that can actually help you win even the small premise liability cases. If you are starting out, or need to refine your premise liability strategy, this book will
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Teague W.
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3 star rating
I purchased this book after
I purchased this book after hearing Neff speak. The book is good for new attorneys, but more experienced attorneys may feel, like me, that it could have provided more substance.
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