The Jury is Out offers insight, experience and mentorship to trial attorneys who want to better serve their clients and improve their practice. Hosted by John Simon, Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Founder of the Simon Law Firm, and St. Louis attorney Erich Vieth, named one of the top Appellate Attorneys in Missouri in 2021, The Jury is Out focuses on client relations, trial skills and firm management. Nationally recognized guests add depth and vision to the lively and inspiring discussion. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the winningest law firms in America, The Simon Law Firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, personal injury and corporate law since the firm’s founding in 2000. The Jury Is Out is a production of The Simon Law Firm. Contact John and Erich at email@example.com.
EP228 - Cognitive Science in the Courtroom
How we think influences how we persuade and how we respond to what we see and hear. Learn the science behind effective metaphors, the power of familiarity heuristics and the importance of emotion in decision-making and discover how cognitive science can help you craft more effective arguments in the courtroom.
EP227 - Fighting Among Friends with Defense Attorney Tim Gearin
You throw down the gloves in the courtroom. But when the trial is over, should you still maintain an adversarial relationship with opposing counsel? Defense attorney Tim Gearin sits down with Erich Vieth and Plaintiff Attorney Tim Cronin of the Simon Law Firm to discuss why keeping cordial relationships across the aisle is not only the polite thing to do but can actually help your client, your case, and your career.
EP226 - Anti-Trust Litigation with Tony Simon
As corporations become more powerful and pervasive, individuals are finding it harder to protect their products and intellectual properties. Tony Simon shares anti-trust insights from his 30 years of business litigation experience with The Simon Law Firm and discusses tactics, pitfalls, and some of the more secretive practices of major corporations that impact us all.
EP225 - Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part Two
Shortcuts never work out. Make a list of 20 ways you can lose your case. And It's okay to trust opposing counsel until you catch them lying, then never trust them again. These are just a few of Alvin Wolff’s tried and true rules from real life courtroom experiences. Tune in for Rules 21 through 40 and we guarantee you’ll find at least one idea that will significantly improve your practice.
EP224 - Alvin Wolff’s 40 Tips from 40 Years Part One
With over four decades in the courtroom, St. Louis plaintiff Attorney Alvin Wolff has seen it all, and he took notes. Like “A client who has been through several lawyers is probably a client you wish you didn’t have.” And “If you act like you know what you are doing, the Court will probably let you get away with it.” This entertaining segment featuring Alvin’s first 20 tips is filled with real-life anecdotes, wisdom and lessons learned in the school of hard knocks will benefit attorneys of all ages.
EP223 - Mentorship with Charla Aldous
“What matters most to us is effecting change.” That’s the philosophy of trial attorney Charla Aldous and her firm Aldous \ Walker. Ranked as one of the top attorneys in America for over two decades, Charla Aldous is a trailblazer who also founded Athea Trial Attorneys, an innovative all-female virtual law firm. Join the spirited and inspiring conversation with guest host Amy Gunn of the Simon Law Firm and Erich Vieth as Charla reveals how she affects change in and out of the courtroom with kindness, commitment, and a passion for justice.
As a young lawyer I appreciate the insight offered on this podcast. The hosts do a great job of simplifying complex topics.