21 episodes

Satisfied with being an average trial attorney? This isn't the podcast for you.

Welcome to Trial Lawyers University (TLU), the ultimate playbook for lawyers that want to achieve trial immortality. Hosted by TLU founder and veteran trial attorney Dan Ambrose, this power-packed podcast features in-depth interviews with Top Ranked Trial Lawyers, including Brian Panish, Keith Mitnik, Joe Fried, Zoe Littlepage, Rex Parris, John Romano, Sach Oliver, Jakob Norman, Dino Colombo, Lloyd Bell, Chris Finney, David Christensen, and more. In each episode, you’ll gain invaluable trial insights, strategies, and tactics directly from the titans of trial.

Ready to join the group that continues to dominate the trial world? Register for our live conferences and boot camps at triallawyersuniversity.com. And while you are waiting for the main event, jumpstart your journey to victory now by going to TLUonDemand.com for instant access to live lectures, case analysis, skills training videos, expert depositions, jury selection, transcripts, pleadings, and more strategic insight to apply to every stage of litigation! Access is limited to attorneys for plaintiffs and criminal defendants. To begin your journey, all you need is a web browser.

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Satisfied with being an average trial attorney? This isn't the podcast for you.

Welcome to Trial Lawyers University (TLU), the ultimate playbook for lawyers that want to achieve trial immortality. Hosted by TLU founder and veteran trial attorney Dan Ambrose, this power-packed podcast features in-depth interviews with Top Ranked Trial Lawyers, including Brian Panish, Keith Mitnik, Joe Fried, Zoe Littlepage, Rex Parris, John Romano, Sach Oliver, Jakob Norman, Dino Colombo, Lloyd Bell, Chris Finney, David Christensen, and more. In each episode, you’ll gain invaluable trial insights, strategies, and tactics directly from the titans of trial.

Ready to join the group that continues to dominate the trial world? Register for our live conferences and boot camps at triallawyersuniversity.com. And while you are waiting for the main event, jumpstart your journey to victory now by going to TLUonDemand.com for instant access to live lectures, case analysis, skills training videos, expert depositions, jury selection, transcripts, pleadings, and more strategic insight to apply to every stage of litigation! Access is limited to attorneys for plaintiffs and criminal defendants. To begin your journey, all you need is a web browser.

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    Craig Peters – If You Don’t Believe Your Number, the Jury Won’t Either

    Craig Peters – If You Don’t Believe Your Number, the Jury Won’t Either

    If you ask the jury for a big number you don’t believe in, you’re probably not going to get it. The jury is going to sense it, and your client is going to pay the price.
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by Craig Peters, partner and trial attorney at Altair Law® who handles complex and catastrophic cases involving severe injury or death. Craig went from being a public defender to a plaintiff’s lawyer and eventually co-founded his law firm in 2018. 
    Tune in to hear Craig share why he looks for his worst jurors–and not his best–in voir dire, why he shares all his bad facts in his mini-opening, and his strategy for converting his client’s pain into a number he believes in. 
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Craig Peters | LinkedIn | Altair Law® 
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    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
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    Episode SnapshotCraig’s early career as a public defenderThree cases from Craig’s public defender days that still haunt himOverview of cases appearing on TLU in March and AprilWhy Craig is a proponent of deselection in voir direCraig's philosophy on mini-openingsWhy you can’t ask a jury for something you don’t believe inWhy you shouldn’t spend a lot of time questioning witnesses
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Michael Cowen – Motivate The Jurors To Be The Heroes of The Story

    Michael Cowen – Motivate The Jurors To Be The Heroes of The Story

    The jury doesn’t care if you make money or not. Your trial story has to be the story of what the defendant did wrong and then you need to motivate the jury to do something great.
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by the-one-and-only Michael Cowen. Michael is a renowned truck accident trial lawyer, the founding partner of Cowen Rodriguez Peacock, the creator and host of the popular and award-winning  Trial Lawyer Nation podcast, as well as a published author, sought-after speaker and host of Cowen’s Big Rig Boot Camp, an annual CLE Trucking Law Seminar. 
    Tune in to hear Michael share how he “elicits principles” during voir dire, how to craft your opening so that the jury concludes that the defense is the bad guy, why you need to “anchor  early” when talking about money, and why you need your plaintiff to tell their story of hope and resilience.
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Michael Cowen | LinkedIn | Cowen Rodriguez Peacock
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    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
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    Episode SnapshotMichael Cowen’s journey to becoming a trial lawyerMichael’s trial prep process, starting 90 days before trialFocus group considerationsVoir dire philosophyApproach to opening statements and key things to accomplishDirect examination, order of proof, and sequencing of...

    • 53 min
    Steven DeBosier – The Verdicts Are What Keep the Settlements High

    Steven DeBosier – The Verdicts Are What Keep the Settlements High

    You can have all the cases in the world, but until you start trying them, you’re not going to get much value from them. You have to put people in the courtroom to get that average fee up.
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by Baton Rouge native, Steven DeBosier of Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, who shares lessons from his law career, starting with his early experience representing insurance companies to ultimately prosecuting plaintiffs’ personal injury claims against those same insurance companies. 
    Tune in to hear Dan and Steven discuss Steven’s start at Dudley DeBosier, his companies, cj Advertising and Accelerator, why Steven doesn’t think about which turnstyle he walks through when entering a courtroom, why he cares that Juror #5 likes cats, and Steven’s insights from trying the Kristi Lirette case. 
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Steven DeBosier | LinkedIn | Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers | cj Advertising 
    ☑️ Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, & YouTube
    ☑️ cj Advertising on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & YouTube
    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Michael Hill – Practice, Learn to Sell, and Get Over Your Fears to Become a Great Trial Lawyer

    Michael Hill – Practice, Learn to Sell, and Get Over Your Fears to Become a Great Trial Lawyer

    If you’re not practicing your performance in preparation for trial, then you’re missing a huge opportunity.
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by nationally recognized nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer Michael Hill of Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers. Michael has won numerous seven-figure trial verdicts and settlements, lectures across the country on trial tactics, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed academic journals and publications. 
    Tune in to hear Dan and Michael discuss why successful lawyers are not afraid to share their knowledge and time, how practicing public speaking on a regular basis can help you improve your craft, and why a colleague or insurance adjuster’s valuation of a case doesn’t necessarily correlate with what a jury will think. And why does Michael attend a lot of sales and marketing conferences? Because “selling” is part of being a trial lawyer.
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Michael Hill | LinkedIn | Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers
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    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
    ☑️ TLU On Demand Instant access to live lectures, case analysis, and skills training videos
    ☑️ TLU on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn
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    Episode SnapshotMichael Hill’s path to becoming a trial lawyerTop trial lawyers don’t have a scarcity mentality How the calmness of preparation allows trial lawyers to be “authentic”You perform in trial like you practiceGreat trial lawyers compare themselves to their “greatest self”, not othersHow Michael learned presentation skills from attending sales and marketing conferencesValuing cases and million-dollar verdicts
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Wesley Ball – Alex Jones, Mitsubishi, and “How To Do You” as a Trial Lawyer

    Wesley Ball – Alex Jones, Mitsubishi, and “How To Do You” as a Trial Lawyer

    There’s no substitute for working hard. Talent alone isn’t enough. If you want to be a great trial lawyer, hard work is number one.
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by Wesley Ball, founding partner of Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball, LLP, a firm that is a nationwide leader in automotive and tire defect and tire-related litigation. Over a career spanning two decades, Wesley has taken dozens of cases to trial and earned multiple jury verdicts exceeding eight figures, including a recent $976 million verdict over a defective Mitsubishi seat belt. In addition to automotive product and tire defect cases, he and his firm are handling high-profile media cases against radio host Alex Jones. 
    Tune in as Dan and Wesley discuss why you need to “find yourself” to be a great trial lawyer, the most important moments and issues in some of Wesley’s biggest cases, and how trial lawyers can serve the greater good of society.  
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Wesley Ball | Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball LLP
    ☑️ Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball LLP on YouTube
    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
    ☑️ TLU On Demand Instant access to live lectures, case analysis, and skills training videos
    ☑️ TLU on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn
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    Episode SnapshotWesley’s journey to becoming a plaintiff’s trial lawyerOpening up a law firm with his best friend with a “by any means necessary” mindsetHis breakthrough case as a young attorneyWhy Wesley’s firm does a focus group on 9 out of every 10 cases that they tryRepresenting Sandy Hook families against Alex JonesBehind the “Perry Mason” moment at trial during the cross-examination of Alex JonesMitsubishi defective seat belt caseWesley’s role in Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) and why he says it’s vital to an automotive litigation practice
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    • 1 hr
    Mark Kosieradzki - The Role of Curiosity, Analysis, and Courage in Trial Practice

    Mark Kosieradzki - The Role of Curiosity, Analysis, and Courage in Trial Practice

    Most lawyers think trial is theater. But theater is just the frosting on the cake. 
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by nationally recognized trial lawyer Mark Kosieradzki, founding partner of Minnesota-based Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC. Mark is an expert on 30(b)(6) depositions and teaches his techniques at seminars across the country. He is also the author of several books on trial advocacy, deposition techniques, and the law. His latest book, Litigation Obstruction: Breaking Through will be available in 2024. Mark concentrates his practice on serious injury and wrongful death cases with a focus on the representation of victims in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.  
    Tune in to hear Dan and Mark talk about Mark’s journey to becoming a lawyer and what he has learned in over 44 years of practice, including what Mark considers to be the top three qualities of a great trial lawyer. Mark also shares information about Stonewall Solutions, the obstruction management tool he developed for lawyers. Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode as Dan also shares the three things you need to get big verdicts.
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Mark R. Kosieradzki | LinkedIn | Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC 
    ☑️ Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC on Facebook, LinkedIn, & YouTube
    ☑️ TLUBEACH.com June 5 - 8, 2024
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
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    • 56 min

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