This is a masterclass in trial tactics from one of the best trial lawyers in the country.
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Brent Wisner is an attorney and partner in the Los Angeles firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC. Collectively, he has won billions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Brent was named one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2018 by the Daily Journal and the National Law Journal and the Trial Lawyer Magazine named him one of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers. Brent is also one of the lawyers recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award in the Mass Torts category.
In this interview, we cover:
-What it’s like to win $2 billion 2:03
-How to decide on a trial theme 4:21
-How do you prepare for a billion dollar case? 8:33
-How do you pick a jury 11:38
-How do you build a rapport with the jury 16:08
-How do you bolster credibility 18:46
-How do you keep everyone’s attention for weeks 26:52
-What is the most important part of trial 35:02
-How to destroy a Monsanto witness 37:41
-How do you cross examine a witness 43:33
-What do you say to skeptics of the case 47:22
This was a fascinating interview, even for me. Maybe we should start a podcast…
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