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Trial Tactics Uncovered: The Gerry Spence Blog

Discover trial advocacy insights and tips on the Gerry Spence Method blog. Learn litigation techniques, strategies, and personal growth for attorneys. Stay informed and enhance your advocacy skills.

05 May 2023

Alonso Zavalasoto: Less is More

What I learned from this trial is that sometimes less is more. It was a very short trial because I decided to close my case after the main victim testified. I was able to impeach the victim with his video interview at the scene, which was captured by police body-worn-camera. At that point, I felt like the jurors had enough to cut through the confusion and lies, so I wanted the jurors to go home and ponder that rather than call more witnesses.

07 May 2023

Twila White: Old Fashioned Story Telling

Twila had to skip her Week One staff assignment at the Ranch. She was She was in a trial that would not conclude until well after we all left Wyoming.

05 May 2023

Jim Brown: Insurance Bad Faith

I tried my first insurance bad faith case in Arizona three weeks ago. Prior to trial, CSAA refused to timely and completely adjust a claim for my client, whose home was fire damaged while she was on vacation. The most egregious conduct was when the carrier did approve repairs. They based it solely on what CSAA would pay and not on what was actually required.

05 May 2023

Jury Fully Acquits Client of All Felony Counts

A roommate quarrel led to Client being charged with Penal Code 243(d), Penal Code 245(a)(4), with GBI allegation and Penal Code section 487(a).

05 May 2023

Federal Judge Issues $230 Million Verdict Against United States Government for Sutherland Springs Shooting

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 7, 2022 — U.S. Federal District Court Judge Xavier Rodriguez issued a $230 million verdict today against the United States government for its role in causing the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on November 5, 2017.