successfully defended against powerful emotional appeal with technology
May-Carmen v. Wal-Mart bicycle trial
Marin County, CA
Ted Brooks, a well respected litigation consultant from the Bay
Area, recently took Sanction to trial in defending Wal-Mart in a
multiple-plaintiff, product liability suit. Not only was he very
pleased with Sanction's performance, but so were his clients at
Texas law-firm Gardere Wynne Sewell, as well as their clients at
Wal-Mart and its co-defendants...
Matters, By Ted Brooks - Article for: Law Office Computing Feb/Mar
2005: Consultant's Challenge
Winning awards is a very important part of Plaintiff's litigation
- jury awards that is. When Bill Smith and R.J. Waldsmith of Abramson
Smith Waldsmith were hired to represent the plaintiff in Shropshire
v. City of Walnut Creek, they knew they needed to take a new
approach to trial.
Utilizing Available Resources: Reaching Jurors with Courtroom Technology, By Ted Brooks
Rare is a Litigation attorney these days who has never seen technology used for evidence presentation during a trial. Once thought of as presenting a risk of appearing as a deep-pocket party
in a high-stakes case... jurors have now become adequately desensitized to electronic trial presentations to the point they have even come to expect it...
Litigation Support: Hiring Trial Consultants, By Ted Brooks
Increasingly, law firms turn to litigation consultants to help them develop sophisticated courtroom presentations. Here are 12 tips...
Winning The Close Case and Increasing Your Damages With Technology
In the business world, marketing is far ahead of the legal profession in effective communication... Trial lawyers are just beginning to embrace these tools.
However, the technology gap is widening as lawyers fall farther and farther behind the curve. The legal profession is based on precedent and tradition,
which can limit advancements...
on Trial: Defusing Powerful Animation, By John Bringardner, Law Technology News
King v. Dillon, No. SC 071846 (Calif. Superior Ct., Los Angeles Co., West District, filed Aug. 13, 2003)...
It looked like a difficult case to defend. ...Larry Langley and Pamela Shafer, of the Law Offices of Larry Langley, represent
Safeco Insurance, and were charged with the task. They called upon San Francisco-based Litigation-Tech to help with trial support...
Wireless Spotlight: Case Study, By Ted Brooks
I recently bought a BlackBerry 7510, from Research in Motion and Nextel Communications, and I couldn't be happier.
It is a far cry from the early units: they now sport a speakerphone and color screen, in addition to the wireless access to e-mail.
The Electronic Trial... seeing is believing!, By William B. Smith and Robert J. Waldsmith
Today, computer programs and sophisticated projectors or plasma
screens allow trial lawyers to efficiently present numerous photographs,
video clips, documents, x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs, and Power Point-type
themes to the jury. The ability to control and organize...
Litigation Consultant Speeds Trial Preparation with YesLaw
Ted Brooks, President of Litigation-Tech LLC recently was challenged
to prepare a 7-year old case for trial in less than a week. Faced
with building a trial database, digitizing and synchronizing approximately
150 hours of deposition video, and creating clips for 38 absentee
PowerPoint on Trial, By Ted Brooks
Viewing large amounts of Tiff documents (ABA Lawtech Board)
I normally deal with several thousand pages per case, but 17,000+ that have been produced in electronic form threw me a little.
How do those who deal with this many discovery documents usually deal with them?
Document Management: The Never Ending Debate, By Matt Simmons
we should look at document management as the task of, or the practice of managing, handling & supervising pieces of paper that
might contain the so-called "smoking gun" that would not only allow us to secure a multi-million dollar verdict for our clients...
To hire or not to hire a legal technology consultant? By Ted Brooks
...whether or not you choose to engage a consultant, remember it is your client who is affected by your decision to utilize
or reject the opportunity to locate and employ the best possible solution for the task.
Document Management (in preparation for Trial), By Ted Brooks
...efficiency of the digital document trial, allowing exhibits to be displayed to all parties simultaneously, highlighting and zooming in on any given selection,
at any given time, as opposed to having several binders passed to and from witnesses, Judge, jurors, and Counsel.
Journal Article: "Ready or Not", By Daniel R. Miller and Ted Brooks
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