Avoiding Malpractice: Affirmative Defenses

In my trial consulting practice, I’ve found that plaintiff’s attorneys pay disproportionate attention to the complaint and the response, if any, to the affirmative defenses is an afterthought. This is a dangerous oversight, particularly if the case doesn’t settle. Consider the following:

Focus Groups and Mock Juries…Don’t Try This At Home

The best trial attorneys know that focus groups and mock juries can offer invaluable insight into case valuation and client performance. They use trial simulations to test trial graphics and case themes. They know that the feedback from real-life jurors may sometimes be the only means to control unrealistic client expectations.