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2019 TLC2 Grad, Jeremy D’Amico Shares his Challenging Case in Connecticut that Lead to a Family Given Justice

January 9, 2020|

Written and shared by Jeremy D'Amico, TLC2 2019 September Graduate. Jeremy is a licensed trial lawyer in Connecticut and Florida practicing exclusively in the areas of plaintiff's Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Nursing Home Negligence. Dear Warriors, I hope this finds you well. I want to share with [...]

TLC Grad and Faculty Member, Tommy Davenport on a Recent Story Inside Angola Prison, Louisiana’s State Penitentiary

September 19, 2019|

On Friday, September 6, Dateline's Lester Holt shared a story on Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He actually stayed in a cell there for a number of days. It is the largest maximum-security prison in the world. It is still a working plantation. It is surrounded by a river and [...]

Jon Hawk, TLC September ’18 Grad Wins Victory for Client in First Jury Trial After Graduating from the Trial Lawyers College

March 15, 2019|

“It was the best professional decision I have made in my life and the best three weeks of growth as an attorney that I’ve had in twenty-one years of practice. I discovered I was in my ‘lawyer head’ instead of in my heart, which kept me from being the best [...]

TLC Grad, Chad Newman Discovers the Story of a Sacred Relationship and Wins Fight Against Allstate

November 29, 2018|

"Chad is a TLC grad and uses TLC methods in everything he does. To put a point on it, the defense counsel sent Chad a message after voir dire complimenting him on how authentic, or 'real' he was during jury selection." -Blake Erskine (TLC1'10) Chad Newman is a personal injury [...]

TLC Grad Eric Penn Receives $89.6m Justice for Client in Trucking Negligence

October 19, 2018|

"I feel grateful for the opportunity to have worked on this case. I love the underdog role. It really motivates me. This was the ultimate underdog story. We represented a working class mom (Jennifer) and her three minor children who were devastated from a crash with a Werner 18-wheeler. We [...]

1996 TLC Grad & Faculty Member, K.O. Berger, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for her Longstanding Efforts in Juvenile Advocacy

September 13, 2018|

1996 TLC Graduate and Faculty Member, K.O. Berger was awarded the Julie H. McFarlane Lifetime Achievement Award for Juvenile Advocacy on April 20, 2018, in Newport, Oregon for her impressive longstanding juvenile advocacy casework. ‘K.O. has represented juveniles since 1990. No case — and no kid — scares K.O. away. [...]

Louisiana Immigrant Acquitted on Behalf of TLC Grad & Faculty Member, Tommy Davenport

August 16, 2018|

About a month after Natalya's case was dismissed, her body was found as a result of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound. This blog post is dedicated to the life of Natalya Deville and her family. "In December 2017, I was burned out. I planned on taking some time off during [...]

TLC Grad, Jason Savela Received Verdict of Acquittal for Young Client in Colorado

August 9, 2018|

"When we believe our client is honest, we’re looking for a reason why the complaining witness would necessarily lie, misrepresent the truth, or just be wrong. Basically, we came up with a variety of possible reasons, but we couldn't nail anything down at the beginning of discovery. Although, we did [...]

Trial Lawyers College Intern Awarded Acquittal in First Case Using TLC Methods

July 19, 2018|

Cheryl Carpenter was Dennis Whittie's trial skills adjunct professor at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law where she quickly became Dennis' long-standing mentor to law and specifically, the Trial Lawyers College methods. "Cheryl gave me my lowest grade in the class for my cross-examination because I came [...]

TLC’s Condemnation Statement

July 9, 2018|

The Trial Lawyers College condemns the policy of The Trump Administration in the criminal arrest of adults at our borders who are seeking political asylum, resulting in the automatic and forced separation from their minor children. We also condemn the automatic and forced separation of children from their parents who [...]

Greg Westfall, TLC’s Criminal Defense Seminar Co-Leader, Expands on Course Structure and Take-Aways

June 14, 2018|

"This year, I'd love to see some personal growth in the ability to look at another persons' circumstances. If you have a particular attitude about race, can you make room for the possibility that someone else has a different attitude and allow yourself to actually listen to it? Having empathy [...]

Chris Trundy and Leigh Johnson on Directing Skills at TLC’s Psychodrama for Lawyers

May 10, 2018|

TLC's Psychodrama for Lawyers 1-Week Program is less than one month away, June 5-11, 2018, and is located at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. Faculty members Chris Trundy and Leigh Johnson are Co-Leading this course and they provided some insight into their preparation, organization, and importance of the program. The [...]

New York Attorney Paul Barr, Wins Victory for Client after Attending First TLC Regional

April 26, 2018|

"A big takeaway for me after my first Trial Lawyers College Seminar was how I learned to create a 'tribe' with the jury, with me as their leader. The faculty used this terminology – 'Make the jury part of your tribe', because we're all part of the same tribe; the [...]

TLC’s Texas Regional Co-Leaders on ‘Discovering the Story’

March 26, 2018|

Paula and Ron Estefan, and TLC President John Sloan are the faculty co-leaders at the upcoming Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar in Hunt, Texas focusing on Discovering the Story. April 12-15, 2018. Interested in registering? You can use this link to register now. Ron and Paula Estefan, from Houston, TX [...]

TLC-Trained Attorney in Atlanta, GA Brings Justice to Client: $26 Million Verdict

February 22, 2018|

"Since embracing TLC methods over the past few years, my last five jury trials have resulted in seven-figure verdicts. I know a lot of my success is from TLC; I have learned to be a better listener which leads to being a better storyteller. It’s all about the details. You [...]

From an Initial Offer of $60,000 to a Final $250,000 Settlement After Graduating Trial Lawyers College 3-Week Course

February 8, 2018|

  “I’m reminded of a quote I heard years ago, ‘New York is the city that never sleeps’ but truthfully, it’s the city that is never awake, they’re like zombies; they need to de-familiarize themselves from their surroundings and routines to wake up. Going to the 3-Week TLC Course gives [...]

Influential Tools Students Learn from the Faculty and Psychodramatists at TLC

January 25, 2018|

"I wasn’t focused on trying to be perfect and that’s the influential thing students learn from the faculty and psychodramatists at the Trial Lawyer’s College. When I am in front of a jury, I'm no longer worried about screwing up, being awkward, or mispronouncing someone's name. I'm focused on being [...]

TLC Faculty Bill Gilbert, Accused of Violating ‘Golden Rule’, Scored Victory for Clients

December 21, 2017|

“Despite the defense teams' best efforts to get me to focus on their story-line by refuting their facts and ultimately calling for a mis-trial because I used TLC methods, I maintained my credibility and told my clients’ story at every phase of the trial. And my client was awarded a [...]

Project A.W.A.R.E: San Diego Public Defender and TLC faculty member Zaki Zehawi collaborates with ex-Gang Member Reggie Washington to Help Keep Kids Out of Prison

September 20, 2017|

While serving a life sentence, Reggie Washington developed a program to help prisoners. He is now free, and with some help from TLC Faculty member and Public Defender Zaki Zehawi, they are bringing his program to kids on the streets of San Diego.  Interview conducted by TLC Warrior Editor and [...]

Indiana Trial Lawyer Fred Shultz Wins a Slip and Fall

May 29, 2017|

So you won this case for you client -- great!  Can you give use the background of the case? We did, yes!  The case was Marsha Jones vs. AMC Theaters.  It was a straight forward situation. My client, Marsha,  and a friend walked into a movie theater to see a [...]

Baton Rouge’s Christopher Suba on Corporate Greed – Turning Complex Construction Litigation into a Human Story.

April 3, 2017|

When a local construction company and its owner contracted to perform a construction contract for a national outfit and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, his agreement to perform evolved beyond the original scope of work - and even into the "request" that he finance the additional services, all based upon the supposed promise that he would be fairly paid and reimbursed upon completion of the now much larger project. Once the small business owner had performed, the larger corporation overseeing this federal job took THEIR large profit and left the small business owner/subcontractor "holding the bag." Baton Rouge, LA TLC Grad Christopher Suba (Class of 2013) convinced a federal jury that was wrong. Credibility was the key in this betrayal story presented within a "dry" breach of contract case...

Proudly Announcing the Direct Examination Faculty

December 19, 2016|

Betsy Greene Faculty Co-Leader, Nelson Tyrone Faculty Co-Leader, Joe Fried Faculty Co-Leader, Zaki Ali, Jerry Bosch, Jeff Chapdelaine, Rafe Foreman, Don Malarcik, Corinne Mullen, Frank Mungo, Marj Russell, Eddie Schmidt, Debbie Taussig, Render Freeman F Warrior Ambassdor, Josh Schiffer F Warrior Ambassador, Don Clarkson Psychodramatist, Louise Lipman Psychodramatist, John Rasberry Psychodramatist, Mike Traynor Psychodramatist

Even if it kills me, I want to tell my story.

December 3, 2016|

After more than 6 years of legal conflict, cancer, and the death of a partner, TLC graduate Kristopher Ahn's client finally got his day in court. And there, Kris obtained a verdict for his client in excess of $8 million dollars.

Finding the Human Connection in a Business Contract

November 30, 2016|

David Humphreys and Luke Wallace are on the faculty at the Trial Lawyer’s College and are trial lawyers who specialize in consumer law at Humphreys, Wallace, Humphreys in Tulsa, OK. They have an incredible record of multi-million dollar verdicts, while bringing important justice to their clients. Every day, David and Luke apply what they teach at the Trial Lawyer’s College in preparing their client’s cases. The goal is to find, and then present, the human element of the case that the jury can connect to. Since their graduation from law school, it was clear to David and Luke that law school never trained them to listen to their clients and develop a case in this way. There was no class that showed them how to look for the message that will resonate with a jury. In their search for a better way, David discovered the Trial Lawyer’s College. He had been trying cases at the time, but it wasn't going great and they didn't turn out right. What he learned at TLC, back in 1994, was life changing. At David’s urging, Luke attended the College as well and today they use the TLC methods in every case, at every opportunity, and with every jury. I was able to sit down with David and Luke to talk with them about what has made them so successful over the years.

A bad influence, a racist HOA member, and a corrupt system could have changed the entire course of this young man’s life.

September 7, 2016|

Congratulations on your win, Jim. Can you tell us about the case? The case involves a 15 year old Hispanic boy. I received a call from his mother telling me her son was charged with a felony of deadly conduct, that he didn’t do it, that a surveillance video proves it and that his court-appointed attorney was not helping him.

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