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Who Is Your Jury? Trial Consultant Speaks On “Understanding The Mind Of The Jury”

Every action a trial lawyer takes should be focused on presenting a clear and concise presentation of your claims to a jury. Who is this jury, what are they thinking? These are questions that every trial lawyer needs to know. Nashville trial consultant and personal injury lawyer Phillip H. Miller would like to share a podcast, Read More

Nashville Trial Lawyer Phillip Miller Wants You To Join Him At Harvard

A Special Communique To My Trial Lawyer Colleagues,   I invite you to join me at ATLA’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy College®: The Art of Persuasion on March 16-20. Held at Harvard Law School, this intense, five-day college combines cutting-edge research in decision making science, psychology, and neuroscience with proven persuasive communication strategies and is the Read More

Trial Consultant Phillip Miller asks: How do you deal with an evasive deposition witness?

Dealing with Evasive Deposition Witnesses         Laziness and lack of preparation can doom any discovery effort especially when you come head to head with an evasive deposition witness. You may have taken this kind of deposition before and everything went great, but this time the witness seems unmanageable. You seem to be Read More

Deposition Preparation: How Does Your Deposition Strategy Address Juror Attitudes And Beliefs

Prominent Juror Attitudes And Beliefs As an experienced trial lawyer and trial consultant I have long maintained that understanding juror attitudes and beliefs is the keystone to successful deposition preparation and maintain that it is essential for the trial lawyer to think strategically and be very focused on preparing for prospective juror attitudes and beliefs. Read More

Trial Consultant Phillip Miller’s Focus Group Do Not Do List

Practices To Avoid With Focus Groups In my book Focus Groups, Hitting The Bull’s-Eye, and in my work as a Trial Consultant, I explain why trial lawyers will benefit greatly from the use of Focus Groups. I’m a fan of plaintiff lawyers talking to regular people about cases. Although this is often referred to as Read More

Truck Driver Fatigue Is At The Heart Of A Deadly Matter

Proposed Driver Fatigue Rules Make Highways More Deadly Under current United States Department of Transportation regulations for commercial truck driver fatigue, which I believe is the base cause of almost every trucking accident on the roadways of the United States, drivers are limited as to a certain number of hours they drive before the must Read More

Could 2018 Ford Recall Have Played A Roll In Your Client’s Vehicle Collision?

                          Did 2018 Ford Recall Lead To Your Client’s Injuries? Do you, a family member or friend drive, or have clients who have been injured in an accident involving a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck or a 2018 Ford Expedition? How about a 2015-17 Read More

Trial Consultant Asks “Who Conducts Your Pre-Deposition Focus Groups

Who Should Conduct Pre-Deposition Focus Groups? After the case evaluation proves positive and all of the retainer paperwork is completed one of the first of many considerations the trial lawyer should address is whether or not the case requires one or more pre-deposition focus groups. If yes, a number of considerations will need your attention Read More

Nashville Attorney Warns About The Market For Flood-Damaged Vehicles

We’ve all seen the video of the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. Homes, even entire neighborhoods are completely destroyed. The streets and highways are littered with flood-damaged vehicles. As recovery begins there is so much to do, clear the roads, restore electric and clean water, recover the dead, so much indeed. Another thing that one Read More

Help A Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer Save A Life

Join Me And Save A Life As an experienced Nashville personal injury lawyer when I see a significant vehicle recall I give my friends a shout out. This recall should be of grave concern for owners of 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs. According to an article in Reuters, the National Highway Read More

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