Watch: Leading Trial Consultant Details Winning Approaches to Arguing Non-Economic Damages

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 6, 2024 2:14:51 PM


Watch Trial Technique Spotlight, where Shane Read discusses the verdict-winning techniques of leading trial attorneys.  

Non-economic damages are often the centerpiece of any damages claim at trial. And in the latest lineup of episodes in our ongoing series, Trial Technique Spotlight, Shane Read, one of the nation’s premier trial consultants, analyzes how four top attorneys have successfully approached non-economic damages to win major verdicts across a range of cases.

Shane Read is a nationally recognized trial consultant and best-selling author who has drawn on his decades of trial experience to help thousands of lawyers transform their deposition, trial, and oral advocacy skills. And in the most recent episodes focusing on non-economic damages, he uses CVN's courtroom video to spotlight:

Jeb Butler and the closing on the value of life that helped win a blockbuster verdict. 

The Arash Homampour argument on “the beauty of imperfection” that keyed a $33.8 million award in a wrongful death case.

How Keith Mitnik reframed defense surveillance video to secure a 7-figure verdict in a crash case. 

Bethany Schneider’s creative use of imagery and metaphor to win a $5.5 million TBI verdict. 

CVN is proud to present Trial Technique Spotlight, analyzing the courtroom approaches of the nation’s best attorneys on both sides of the courtroom, and how those same techniques can help you in your trials.

In earlier episodes, Shane has discussed trial-winning approaches ranging from the “Rule of 3” in delivering a compelling opening, to the CROSS method of developing a powerful cross-exam. 

You can watch every episode in this free series on our YouTube channel. And while you're there, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, where you can watch the latest trial clips and stay up-to-date with future episodes of Trial Technique Spotlight, along with other insight, interviews, and analysis.  

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Topics: Trial Technique Spotlight