Trial by Human

Nicholas Rowley & Steven Halteman

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Nicholas Rowley has earned a reputation as one of the country's finest trial lawyers. His record-setting verdicts are the result of the distinctive human approach he takes with his clients, witnesses, judges, and jurors.

In this passionate and deeply personal treatise, Nick and coauthor Steven Halteman, a jury consultant and trial strategist, candidly share their Trial by Human method, an approach that brings brutal honesty and humanity into the courtroom.

In Trial by Human, Rowley and Halteman reveal the importance of stepping out of the conference room and into the homes and lives of your clients—to share a meal, hear their stories, and experience for yourself how they live and breathe. As the authors explain, you can't expect a jury to understand and feel your clients' injustice if you haven’t taken the time to do so yourself.

With their trademark "brutal honesty," Rowley and Halteman share and dissect their methods through stories of their own trials. They explain what has worked, what hasn't, and the lessons they've learned along the way.

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: 326 pages; 1st edition (2013); ISBN: 978-1934833810
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC
  1. Publisher's Note
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. Trial by Human Starts with You
  5. Pick a Case, Find a Human, Learn a Story
  6. Chapters of the Human Story
  7. Discovering Your Clients' Human Stories
  8. Trial and Dealing with the Worst
  9. Focus Groups
  10. Mini–Opening Statement
  11. Nick's View of Voir Dire
  12. Steve's View of Voir Dire
  13. Opening Statement
  14. Bring Life to the Courtroom
  15. Witness Examinations
  16. Direct Examination
  17. Cross-Examination
  18. Keeping Connected with the Jury during Trial
  19. Closing Argument
  20. Talking about Money
  21. Life Lessons
  22. Closing Thoughts
  23. Appendix: The Blunt Trial in Six Acts
  24. Index
  25. About the Authors

What Legal Leaders Are Saying

The Rowley/Halteman team has written a smart, exuberant book that shows how they have been able to win jaw-dropping verdicts over and over again. This is a particularly useful guide for lawyers like myself, who tend to stay too much in our heads and need help becoming ‘human’ in the courtroom. A must-read for 2013.

— Rick Friedman, author of Rules of the Road™, Polarizing the Case, and Becoming a Trial Lawyer. Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, recipient of the 2004 Steven J. Sharp award
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Roger R.
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Excellent
Excellent book. A must read for all PI attorneys of experience level.
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03/10/24
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Damian C.
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A must read. Nick Rowley
A must read. Nick Rowley is THE trial lawyer of our time
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10/30/23
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Neill N.
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It's a good read and a good book.
Good book for lawyers looking to expand on their skillset. There isnt much I can say, it really walks you through cases from start to finish and lends a perspective from a great attorney and how he approaches things. I found it useful because it helped
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03/15/23
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Julie C.
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Brilliant perspectives from the master!
Brilliant perspectives from the master!
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10/26/22
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Zane P.
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A Must Read for Every Young Plaintiff’s Lawyer
From the minute I cracked the book open, I couldn’t put it down. Nick and Steven provide excellent guidance and strategy for getting to know jurors, connecting with the jurors and helping the jurors connect with your client. This should be mandatory reading
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08/24/22
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