About This Blog

Two years before his death, the legendary Clarence Darrow wrote: “Never forget, almost every case has been won or lost when the jury is sworn.”  No small testament to the importance of jury selection.

This blog is designed for my fellow trial attorneys, who, like me, have spent their careers in the courtroom seeking victory and justice for their clients. We know that jury selection is a critically important process and that it can be maddeningly difficult. We walk a tight-rope over a mine-field trying to find jurors who can be truly open-minded; people who will open up their hearts and minds to hear our client’s case. And we know from experience that in order for true justice to prevail, the jury that decides the case must be nothing less than “omni exceptione majores” – above all challenge.

This blog is a repository of my thirty years experience in the courtroom as it pertains to voir dire. Feel free to use whatever you want in your next trial. And if you have any questions or would like to see some additions to the site, please let me know. Thanks for visiting.

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