38 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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    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

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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    Charla Aldous – A Masterclass in Facing Down Corporate Defendants

    Charla Aldous – A Masterclass in Facing Down Corporate Defendants

    At her first plaintiffs’ trial, Charla Aldous was the lead lawyer on a team of four, with one legal assistant. The defense, oil and gas station giant Conoco, had around a dozen lawyers and 50 support staff.
    Plaintiffs’ lawyers will want to tune into this episode of Trial Lawyers University to hear what happened next. With host Dan Ambrose, Charla, of Aldous \ Walker, reveals humorous, surprising, and poignant moments on her journey to winning high-profile and high-verdict cases. In addition to Conoco, she discusses victories against the Episcopal School of Dallas and Greyhound Lines. Charla also outlines her strategies for success, from voir dire to cross-examining witnesses. And when it’s time to close, she shares her tactic for how plaintiffs’ lawyers can empower the jury. 
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Charla Aldous | Aldous \ Walker LLP | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Aldous \ Walker on Facebook, X, YouTube
    ☑️ TLU VEGAS
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
    ☑️ TLU On Demand Instant access to live lectures, case analysis, and skills training videos
    ☑️ TLU on X, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn
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    Episode SnapshotThe case that made Charla love plaintiffs’ workThe defense witness that was “manna from heaven” in a $10.5M caseThe case she’s most proud ofUsing John Campbell’s big data approach to take down Greyhound Lines
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    David Ball - The Science of Winning: Insights on Trial Strategy

    David Ball - The Science of Winning: Insights on Trial Strategy

    “If anything you do or think is more than a few steps removed from the jury, you're probably either wasting your time or hurting yourself.”
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by David Ball, the nation’s foremost trial consultant and the author of the first major book on plaintiff’s damages, David Ball on Damages. David also co-pioneered the influential reptilian trial method and strategy.
    Tune in as Dan and David discuss how the myths people believe about jurors can be a problem, how to know jurors “intimately” and predict what they will like, why “courtroom charisma” is unlike any other and can be a learned skill. David also reveals why juries are like audiences: as with audiences, anything you do that doesn't play to the jury, you might as well not do it.  
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ David Ball | LinkedIn | Email | 212-808-3130
    ☑️ Malekpour & Ball
    ☑️ TLU VEGAS
    ☑️ Trial Lawyers University Website
    ☑️ TLU On Demand Instant access to live lectures, case analysis, and skills training videos
    ☑️ TLU on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn
    ☑️ Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube
    ☑️ Additional resources mentioned: Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials by David Ball |  Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff's Revolution | Damages Evolving by David Ball | Sean Claggett’s Jury Ball | Hostage to Hero podcast with Sari de la Motte.
    Episode SnapshotHistory of the reptile method, which is still in use todayDavid’s journey from directing theater, his time as a professor and administrator, to litigation consultingThe difference between trial consultants and attorneysWhy

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Dirk Vandever – Mastering Wrongful Death Cases

    Dirk Vandever – Mastering Wrongful Death Cases

    Some lawyers are thrown off by a wrongful death case, but not Dirk Vandever. 
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by seasoned trial lawyer–who’s been practicing for almost 50 years—Dirk Vandever of Popham Law Firm. 
    Tune in as Dan and Dirk discuss strategies and tactics for wrongful death cases including, how to talk to the jury about the value of human life in voir dire, how to help the jury understand the adult child’s loss, and why Dirk references the Declaration of Independence in his closing argument. 
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Dirk Vandever | Popham Law Firm | LinkedIn | Email
    ☑️ Popham Law Firm on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Instagram
    ☑️ TLU VEGAS October 16-19, 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 SnapshotHighlights from TLU Huntington BeachGetting to know Dirk VandeverPreviewing what Dirk is teaching at TLU Vegas 2024Background of Dirk’s recent wrongful death casesHow Dirk approaches jury selection in a wrongful death caseResource mentioned: Don’t Eat the Bruises by Keith MitnikDirk’s strategy for opening statement in wrongful death casesOrder of proof in a wrongful death caseCross examination of defense...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    David deRubertis – Achieving Record-Setting Employment Jury Verdicts

    David deRubertis – Achieving Record-Setting Employment Jury Verdicts

    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, trial lawyer David deRubertis–who won a $464.5M verdict in 2022, the largest employment jury verdict in US history–discusses tactics for employment cases.
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ David deRubertis | The deRubertis Law Firm, APC | LinkedIn | Email
    ☑️ The deRubertis Law Firm, APC | Phone | Email
    ☑️ 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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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Lloyd Bell – Trial is a Performance

    Lloyd Bell – Trial is a Performance

    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, med mal trial attorney Lloyd Bell shares his approach to trial–drawing parallels to acting, emphasizing the importance of preparation, and advocating the use of visual aids for impactful storytelling.
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Lloyd N. Bell | Bell Law Firm | LinkedIn | Email
    ☑️ Face The Jury Podcast
    ☑️ Bell Law Firm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn
    ☑️ 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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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Dale Galipo – Roadmap to Winning Civil Rights Cases

    Dale Galipo – Roadmap to Winning Civil Rights Cases

    When Dale Galipo started doing civil rights cases, only 10% were won by plaintiffs. But Dale wins 91% of his trials.  And those aren’t even his best cases because he’s settling his best cases. So how does he do it?
    In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by renowned Los Angeles civil rights attorney, Dale Galipo, the founder and principal of The Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo. In 2002, Dale started to devote nearly all of his attention to civil rights cases involving police misconduct. With fifteen published opinions in civil rights cases, Dale has prevailed in 59 jury trials and obtained more than 100 seven-figure verdicts and settlements in the last twelve years. Last year, his last three cases were eight-figure verdicts. 
    Tune in as Dan and Dale discuss how to effectively depose a police officer, how to get the most out of your experts at trial, why you need to be a skilled cross-examiner to win civil rights cases, and more. 
    Train and Connect with the Titans☑️ Dale Galipo | LinkedIn | Email
    ☑️ Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo on LinkedIn 
    ☑️ 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
    ☑️ Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube
    Episode SnapshotGetting to know Dale Galipo, including his path to starting his own law firmDale’s first multimillion-dollar verdictHow Dale found his passion for civil rights casesA preview of what Dale is teaching at TLU Huntington BeachHow to effectively take police officer depositionsDiscussion of Dale’s recent trial which resulted in a $23.8M jury verdictHow to get the best from your expert at trialTestimony from the decedent’s family members makes the loss real in police casesTactics for crossHow Dale framed damages for the jury
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

JRH SR ,

Great resource!

If you want to be the best lawyer you can be…TLU is a great place to spend time.

Monte Tynes ,

Fantastic

Dan is a true visionary in his ability to get context out. This is no exception. Thank you Dan!!

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Always striving for excellence.

Dan goes above and beyond to make powerful connections between trial lawyers, so we can all learn and grow together to serve our clients in the best way possible. Thank you Dan!

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