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Posted by: Lynn Pointer on May 30, 2012
by Sam Gowan
sgowin@daltonbestlaw.com

1.  Use logically-derived precise numbers when making requests for damages from a jury or settlement offers.  Jurors tend to  judge precise amounts of money to be lower in magnitude than similar round prices.  See Exact Numbers in Personal Injury Cases by Ronald Miller, Jr. at http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/2008/10/exact_numbers_in_personal_inju.html.

2.  Ignore the prospect of settlement and prepare your case from the beginning as if it will be tried.  See Think Like a Plaintiffs Attorney to Lower Litigation Costs by Stewart Weltman at http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1195553056696.

3.  Be able to articulate a statement of your case in one minute or less.  See Think Like a Plaintiffs Attorney to Lower Litigation Costs by Stewart Weltman at http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1195553056696.

4.  Bates Stamp produced documents.  See Do You Bates Stamp Documents? by John Day at http://www.dayontorts.com/managing-your-practice-do-you-bates-stamp-documents-.html.

Sam Gowan practices law in Chattanooga with the Law Office of Dalton & Best.  He currently serves as Newsletter Editor for the TBA General, Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Section.

 

 

 

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