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The Miller Mousetrap – Using Defense Witnesses To Establish Rules, Principles, and Standards

The Miller Mousetrap – Using Defense Witnesses To Establish Rules, Principles, and Standards Suspicion and anti-plaintiff bias are two of the attitudes and beliefs that plague plaintiffs in their cases. When you introduce un-contradicted proof in your case, will the jury accept it at face value? We all hope so, but it is not uncommon Read More

Miller Law Office: Dangerous Vehicle Recalls How Will You Know?

Part of our program at the Miller Law Office is to keep our former clients and social media friends up-to-date on important dangerous vehicle recalls for automobiles and trucks, as well as other consumer products. We suggest that you take advantage of the link below to check out whether any of your vehicles have outstanding dangerous Read More

Online Focus Group: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Online Focus Group As a trial lawyer, trial consultant and author I’ve run hundreds of focus groups and I’m often asked my opinion about using online focus groups. Actually, online focus groups are a popular topic of discussion among trial lawyers. We here at the Miller Law Office believe that knowledge is always good, so an Read More

Rules of the RoadTM: Discovery, Depositions, and Mediations

Dear Colleagues, Join me and other trial lawyers for the American Association For Justice, Rules of the RoadTM for Discovery, Depositions, and Mediations on May 10-11 in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. This high level seminar will be based on trial lawyers Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s bestselling book, Rules of the RoadTM, the seminar Read More

Have You Considered Using A Pre-Filing Focus Group?

Using A Pre-Filing Focus Group Last week, at the Miller Law Office in Nashville, I hosted a group of trial lawyers from Orlando with whom I am consulting on a major piece of litigation. The team is made up of experienced trial lawyers and support staff. During that conversation I detected some concern in the Read More

Effective Focus Group Research Requires Us To Become The Enemy

As an experienced Trial Lawyer and Trial Consultant I have been busy working on a number of  major pieces of Plaintiff litigation around the country. In several we are presently conducting our focus group research. I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you some of the information in my book on Read More

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

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