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Month: June 2021

Trial Advocacy

My mentor used to remind me frequently that, as trial lawyers, our job is to persuade. I’ve been watching trial lawyers try to persuade for over 30 years. Being persuasive is not easy. It takes talent, hard work, and a little experience doesn’t hurt either....

Credibility

At trial, credibility is everything. If a judge or jury does not find a witness or lawyer credible, the party offering the witness, or being represented by the attorney, should expect a poor outcome. So there you have it . . . only call credible witnesses. It would be...

Licensed to Practice

I am licensed to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in the federal courts of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. This means I do not have the right to practice in 48 states, or the federal...

Tax Consequences for Litigation Recoveries

Many of my clients are aware of the fact that personal injury recoveries, whether by settlement or verdict, are not taxable as income. Invariably, even if they were not aware of this, a friend or loved one will so inform them. When I first began to work for a law firm...