Search Site
Menu
The No Nonsense Approach

The course of a trial is often very different from what is shown on television. The very best trials proceed in a smooth way with a minimum of theatrics. The tempo should really be one of consistent questioning and answering, and very little in the way of objecting. To be sure, objections may be necessary but long speaking objections are not. The best approach is for the objecting lawyer to stand and say “Objection”, and then for the lawyer to state the grounds succinctly.

If we have a sense of what is appreciated in the questioning of witnesses, do we know what works in all aspects of a trial? Lawyers are always endeavoring to find the magic answer as to what influences a jury. Because the secrecy of jury deliberations is protected, none of us can really know what specifically influences a jury. The judges talk to the jurors after the verdict in the jury room; the attorneys are not permitted to speak to jurors. However, I have attended numerous seminars where judges speak about what works before a jury and what does not. The common wisdom is that jurors do not need repetition, that they appreciate courtesy, and that, as with any presentation, clarity is valued. All are, it seems to me, reasonable expectations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I recently hired Robert Feinberg of Feinberg and Alban. He was professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, reliable and responsive. The results he brought me were truly amazing. I would highly recommend Robert Feinberg to friends and relatives. I ...

    Read more

    Joanie Bell

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I used the law firm Feinberg and Alban pc to handle a personal injury case for me. I found them to be very honest, ,always reachable, and extremely competent. Robert Feinberg worked very hard for a long time to accomplish a fair settlement. I would ...

    Read more

    jay slobodkin

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Robert Feinberg is a dedicated attorney who goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is prompt and thorough in his work and always perseveres to get the best results for his clients. I admire and respect his professionalism and work ethic. His k...

    Read more

    Marissa Broverman

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Robert Feinberg and his team were nothing short of stellar. They were prompt in all communications, insulated me from complications with insurances while I recovered from my injuries, and produced a favorable outcome after all was said and done. Ver...

    Read more

    Nigel Mathes

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Great communication and follow up. Responsive to my needs and positive result's !

    Read more

    Chris Connor

See all reviews
Awards & Affiliations
Contact us

Quick Contact Form