Does Politics Play a Role in the Jury Room?
Two recent cases highlight how a person’s political affiliation — among other things — can affect what happens in the jury room.... Read More
Is COVID Warping the Jury Pool?
Whether your jury trial is happening in person or virtually, chances are COVID has had a profound impact on your case before either... Read More
Who’s the ‘Ideal’ Juror? Often, It Comes Down to Finding the ‘Least Bad’ One
Remember the college admissions scandal with the Hollywood elite? The writers of “Bull” used it as fodder for this week’s episode, “Quid... Read More
Going to Trial Is Always a Gamble, Even for ‘Bull’
In this week’s episode, “Behind the Ivy,” 16-year-old Antonio Garcia is worried about “making weight” for his wrestling competition. He’s three pounds... Read More
‘Bull’ Case Highlights Importance of Witness Prep
Testifying is stressful, regardless of topic. But when it’s about something personal, the witness requires even more intensive coaching to stay composed.... Read More
Bull’s Courtroom Behavior Puts Him on Judge’s Naughty List
This week’s episode, “Imminent Danger,” involves stalking, a murder charge, and of course, a jury trial. Erin Flemming believes her ex-boyfriend, Garrett... Read More
A “Selfie” Injury Case Pits Bull vs. His Client
What to do when you and your client don’t see eye to eye on trial strategy? Grit your teeth and figure it... Read More
Was ‘Bull’ Fratricide a Tragic Accident or Intentional Murder?
This week’s episode of “Bull” opens on the Crawford brothers, Charlie, 13, and Theo, 17, home alone one afternoon. Charlie persuades his... Read More
Words Matter: Expert Advice on Effective Language (Part 3 of 3)
In two recent blog posts (here and here), I resurrected one of my favorite books on communication: Dr. Frank Luntz’s “Words that... Read More
Big Pharma is the Real Bad Guy in “Bull” Murder Case
This week’s episode, “Killer Doctor,” is chock full of goodies. We have a woman dying of terminal cancer. Experimental drugs. A grieving... Read More