The Jury's Still Out is a show highlighting and discussing all things having to do with law, trials, and juries.
Your host is Mary Griffitts, a litigation consulting expert who has overseen thousands of cases in state and federal courts, and is a jury correspondent for several different television news stations to discuss trial matters and media strategy as it pertains to jury selection and courtroom performance.
Episode 11 | Ladd Sanger - Aviation Law
From engine parts falling from the sky, to drones impacting airlines, to the latest developments in a landmark Supreme Court decision, please join us with guest Ladd Sanger of Slack Davis Sanger LLP as we discuss the latest issues in the realm of aviation law.
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Episode 10 | Mey Ortiz - Female Mentoring in Law
"Perfect is the enemy of good."
Hear more comments about the issue of female mentoring in the legal profession with Mey Ortiz - Corporate Counsel for Toyota of North America.
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Episode 9 | Ross Cunningham of Cunningham Swaim
As one of Cunningham Swaim's more seasoned trial lawyers, Ross Cunningham believes that most companies are too risk-averse to take a case all the way to trial. But all too often, this mindset puts businesses at a disadvantage. They do not allow their lawyers to do what it takes to prepare a case for trial, which weakens their position when it's time to talk settlement.
Ross doesn't have that problem. He actually looks forward to trying cases. And, by being prepared to go to trial, he often finds that settlement discussions produce better outcomes.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Patent Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Episode 8 | First In Person Jury in Collin County Since COVID ft. Judge John R Roach, Jr.
Judge John R Roach, Jr. is State District Judge of the 296th District Court in Collin County.
He was elected in March 2006 and took office January 2007. The Court is a general jurisdiction Court specializing in the areas of criminal, civil and family law. He is currently Judge of the North Texas Veteran’s Court which includes Collin, Kaufman, Grayson, Fannin, and Rockwall Counties.
Judge Roach established the VALOR program in 2018. The VALOR program is an in-custody rehabilitation and mental health treatment program for Texas veterans.
Judge Roach received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served as a Crash, Fire and Rescue Specialist. He was placed on Active Duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Judge Roach is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas
Episode 7 | White Collar Crime ft. Mario Nguyen
Mario Nguyen is a White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Attorney in Locke Lord’s Dallas office, led by a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Mario is a dedicated trial attorney, skilled investigator, and legal scholar. He has spent over 200 hours in federal criminal trials, conducted investigations with millions of dollars at stake, published prominent criminal law articles, and teaches white collar criminal law as an adjunct law professor.
Mario represents individuals, public bodies, and private companies by advocating for them in criminal proceedings and collateral civil matters, helping them navigate government investigations, and conducting internal investigations on their behalf.
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Episode 6 | Cyber Security During the Pandemic ft. John Ansbach
John Ansbach serves as a Vice President of Engagement Management in Stroz Friedberg’s Dallas office for Aon’s Cyber Solutions. In support of his clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, law firms, federal, state and local entities and foundations, John provides proactive cybersecurity risk mitigation services. He also helps his clients respond to information security incidents, directing and managing digital forensic investigations. John also supports clients with electronic discovery matters, overseeing data collection and processing projects.
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Top Notch Legal Mind
I’ve been lucky enough to see Mary Griffitts in action in jury consultant mode. I’ve also followed her oncamera coverage of several high profile national legal cases. She has a razor sharp mind, a great personality, and a gift for conveying information in a way that even non-legal people like me can follow along and learn. I’m thrilled to see her in the podcast arena, because her insights are truly invaluable.