Join us as lawyers share the stories of the cases that influenced their careers. Each week we bring you first-hand accounts from attorneys at the top of their game of some of the most challenging, educational and exciting cases of their careers.
So whether you’re looking for insights on how to become a better practitioner, or if you want to hear about some real-life courtroom dramas, we’ve got the stories for you. From tales of triumph over governments to legal life-lessons, lawyers tell us their candid tales of That One Case.
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Winning the Unwinnable: Omid Rejali, Rejali Law Firm / Lawper
In this episode of That One Case, we talk with Omid Rejali, trial attorney at Rejali Law Firm in San Diego, and creator of Lawper - a platform designed to connect injured parties to lawyers with a focus on providing a fairer pricing structure for clients.
Today, Omid tells us about a McDonald's hot coffee case that many would rather avoid. He explains how he came to the decision to take on the case, and how, through focusing his argument on several key issues, he was able to overcome his opponent's lack of co-operation and his own client's comparative negligence.
Losing is a Matter of Perspective: Jon Hyman, Wickens Herzer Panza
In this episode of That One Case, we speak with Jon Hyman, employment and labor lawyer at Wickens Herzer Panzer in Avon, Ohio. Jon focuses on the management side of labor and employment law, providing counsel and representation for businesses on matters regarding employees.
Today, Jon tells us the story of a case that was near indefensible, with the facts heavily weighted against his client. He recounts how, even though the case resulted in a defeat, he managed to greatly reduce his client's penalty, and he explains how this case taught him that, in the courts, sometimes defeat is just a matter of perspective.
Looking Out for Lawyers: Omid Zareh, Weinberg Zareh Malkin Price
On today's episode of That One Case, we speak with Omid Zareh, partner at Weinberg Zareh Malkin Price, New York. Omid's speciality is representing businesses and executives in commercial arbitration and litigation. He is also the former Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and is a member of its Ethics Committee and Commercial Litigation Committee.
Omid shares with us how a decision to join the ethics committee, initially for networking purposes, would end up drastically influencing his career, prompting him to tackle some of the biggest ethics questions posed to lawyers and revealing the unseen challenges attorneys face on a day-to-day basis.
Lawyer and Leader Life Lessons: Ziyad Naccasha, Carmel and Naccasha
In this episode of That One Case, we talk with Ziyad Naccasha, attorney and partner at Carmel and Naccasha LLP, San Luis Obispo, California. Ziyad has over 30 years of experience in business and corporate law, litigation, insurance and reinsurance coverage, and defense, and he provides legal counsel for numerous domestic and international companies.
Today, Ziyad tells us about some of the challenges he's faced throughout his career and how they've shaped his approach to being a leader and a member of the wider community. He shares with us how the smallest gestures can make the biggest impacts and why it's important to trace problems all the way back to the source.
Communication is Key: Paul Campson, Campson and Campson
On today's episode of That One Case, we talk with Paul Campson, partner at Campson and Campson, New York. Paul is a trial lawyer with over 20-years of experience, specializing in personal injury litigation. He represents clients in the supreme courts, federal courts, and court of claims, and he was one of the youngest directors ever elected to the Board of Directors of The New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Join us as Paul tells us about a case that taught him the importance of being clear with the messages you put out - whether it's communicating key facts to jurors or even marketing yourself to potential clients. He also reveals a common trap young lawyers can fall into and a way to avoid it to elevate your cross-examination skills.
Fighting For Clients Outside The Courtroom: Robert Brown, The Law Offices of Robert E. Brown
In this episode of That One Case, we talk with Robert Brown, founder of the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown. Before becoming a lawyer, Robert started out in the New York Police Department where he was Captain of the 5th Precinct, home to Manhattan's Chinatown. Now, Robert dedicates his time to foreclosure defense, personal injury cases, criminal cases, and civil litigation.
Join us as Robert tells us about one of the most famous cases to hit New York in decades and how he went above and beyond in order to advocate for his client. Robert also tells us how such a high-profile case affected his firm and career, and he shares a word of warning for any lawyers out there in the process of selecting jurors.
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