The Trial Lawyers Notebook2017-12-18T17:12:08+00:00

The Trail Lawyers Notebook

Communicating in the Courtroom – The Curse of Knowledge

From Body Language to Computer Simulation By Michael J. Maggiano, Esq. It was a warm mid-spring afternoon, some 15 years ago. I had just finished a personal injury case and I was finally feeling the effects of the two-week trial. As I slowly packed up my message and story boards, medical charts and anatomical models, a well-known defense attorney and [...]

Adding Persuasion & Power With Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. It is critically important to control the way evidence is presented during trial, and a well-made video will make your argument all the more dynamic. Video presentations speed up trial proceedings, and they appeal to the different learning styles of the judge, the jurors, and others [...]

How do You Prove Emotional Distress From an Accident?

Typically, in a personal injury suit, emotional injuries will be referred to as “pain and suffering” and damages will stem from them. Most often, this will include injuries like mental anguish, emotional distress, fear, anger, and anxiety. Many people suffering from emotional distress may find that their distress fades away with time, but others will have such a severe case [...]

Hotel & Motel Owners Have Responsibility Over Guest Security

Investigative and Litigation Issues Involving Hotels and M0tels in Inadequate Security By MICHAEL MAGGIANO, ESQ. INTRODUCTION When a potential inadequate security case against a large hotel or motel chain comes to your office, you must marshall all of your professional and a sizeable portion of your economic resources to successfully litigate the victim's cause -- justice! UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC LEGAL ISSUES AND DEFENSES [...]

Why Everything Matters: You Are Selling Every Moment

By: Michael Maggiano We are “selling” ourselves every moment.  The question presented is what and who are we selling.  Are we only merchants in a market place?  If that is all we are, then we fall far short of our aspirations of professionalism, and, we serve far less of the public than we would and could by traveling a higher [...]

Christopher DiGirolamo Speaking at the 2016 Boardwalk Seminar on Workers’ Compensation

This year, Christopher DiGirolamo of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi will be speaking at the 2016 Boardwalk Seminar in New Jersey! He is honored to have been asked to speak on the topic of Workers’ Compensation law. What is the Boardwalk Seminar? This event works as a three-day seminar that is exclusively designed to meet the continuing educations requirements of trial attorneys. [...]

The Truth About Forced Arbitration

DEO Linda Lipsen of the American Association for Justice states that, “Forced arbitration is a corporate bullying tactic designed to kick people out of court and eliminate their right to seek justice. It’s a rigged system set up by corporations to favor corporations.” So what exactly is forced arbitration? What is the effect that it can leave on people? Arbitration [...]

Preserve Evidence and Take Photos

If you have been involved in an accident or injury caused by the carelessness of another person, then you may be able to hold that person liable. Preserving physical evidence of the accident and injuries may help your case greatly if you decide to pursue one in the first place. After an incident occurs, it pays to act quickly. The [...]