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Michael Cowen and his guests explore critical topics distinctive to the legal profession – specifically focusing on developing extremely efficient law practices, securing a competitive edge in the industry, and wildly excelling in the courtroom.

Michael Cowen and his guests explore critical topics distinctive to the legal profession – specifically focusing on developing extremely efficient law practices, securing a competitive edge in the industry, and wildly excelling in the courtroom.

Location:

San Antonio, TX

Description:

Michael Cowen and his guests explore critical topics distinctive to the legal profession – specifically focusing on developing extremely efficient law practices, securing a competitive edge in the industry, and wildly excelling in the courtroom.

Language:

English


Episodes

68 – Chris Madeksho – Masked Justice

10/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael sits down with another trail blazing trial lawyer, Chris Madeksho. Chris recently received a $13.9 million jury verdict on a Mesothelioma case tried in person using social distancing and other safety measures. They discuss Chris’s background, the details and challenges of the case he tried, the safety […] The post 68 – Chris Madeksho – Masked Justice appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:59:27

67 – Brendan Lupetin – Masked Justice

9/30/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael sits down with trial attorney Brendan Lupetin out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brendan, a self-proclaimed “trial nerd,” is one of just a handful of attorneys who has tried a case in the era of COVID-19, receiving a $10.8 million dollar jury verdict on his medical negligence case. They’ll […] The post 67 – Brendan Lupetin – Masked Justice appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:08:08

66 – Dorothy Clay Sims & Dr. Oregon Hunter – The Lawyer-Doctor Duo: Exposing Deceptive Defense Doctors

9/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael sits down with attorney Dorothy Clay Sims and Dr. Oregon Hunter to discuss their research on defense-paid medical witnesses. They’ll discuss how the pair became involved in this research, Dorothy’s book “Exposing Deceptive Defense Doctors,” Dr. Hunter’s published study on the subject, and take an in-depth look […] The post 66 – Dorothy Clay Sims & Dr. Oregon Hunter – The Lawyer-Doctor Duo: Exposing Deceptive Defense Doctors appeared first on...

Duration:00:48:03

65 – Malorie Peacock – Lessons from a Virtual Seminar: Successful Applications in a Courtroom and Online

8/31/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael talks with his law partner Malorie Peacock to discuss his recent virtual seminar, Cowen’s Big Rig Boot Camp. They draw parallels between the seminar and the courtroom, including utilizing camera angles through Zoom, energy management, and how to use slides and graphics effectively. Michael also shares a […] The post 65 – Malorie Peacock – Lessons from a Virtual Seminar: Successful Applications in a Courtroom and Online appeared first on Trial...

Duration:00:59:11

64 – Mark Mandell – The Case Framing Mindset

8/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael is joined by legendary trial lawyer and author Mark Mandell. Mark wrote the must-read books “Case Framing” and “Advanced Case Framing.” Michael and Mark take a detailed look inside these books, including what case framing is, how to apply case framing, what “I just can’t get over” […] The post 64 – Mark Mandell – The Case Framing Mindset appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:16:33

63 – Sonia Rodriguez – “You Got Me”: Discrediting Defense Paid Opinion Witnesses

7/31/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael sits down with his law partner Sonia Rodriguez for an overview of deconstructing defense-paid opinion witnesses. They highlight many of their favorite strategies to use when dealing with a witness who won’t answer your questions, their favorite unexpected “gifts” from witnesses, and the importance of why someone […] The post 63 – Sonia Rodriguez – “You Got Me”: Discrediting Defense Paid Opinion Witnesses appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:54:58

62 – John Campbell – The Empirical Jury: Big Data with Big Results

7/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael is joined by attorney, law professor, and founder of Empirical Jury, John Campbell. They sit down for a conversation about big data for trial lawyers, what John’s company “Empirical Jury” does, legal “urban legends” and their validity (or lack thereof), the most interesting findings he has discovered […] The post 62 – John Campbell – The Empirical Jury: Big Data with Big Results appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:12:17

61 – Malorie Peacock – Elite Litigation: Strategies to Maximize the Value of Every Case

6/30/2020
On this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael is joined by his law partner Malorie Peacock for a discussion of strategies they use to maximize the value of every case. They cover steps to take when you first get a case, storyboarding, gathering evidence, conducting a targeted discovery, the benefits of spending 3+ uninterrupted hours […] The post 61 – Malorie Peacock – Elite Litigation: Strategies to Maximize the Value of Every Case appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:09:29

60 – Matthew Pearson – A New Era: A Look Inside the First Zoom Jury Trial

6/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael is joined by Matthew Pearson, the plaintiff’s lawyer in the highly publicized first Zoom jury trial in the country. They discuss the trial in detail including how Matthew’s case was selected, how a summary jury trial works, the jury selection process, case presentation, and what (if anything) […] The post 60 – Matthew Pearson – A New Era: A Look Inside the First Zoom Jury Trial appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:45:01

59 – Malorie Peacock – Discover Your “Why”: Committing to Organizational Health

5/31/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael sits down with his law partner Malorie Peacock. They discuss their recent “deep dive” 2-day management retreat, the organizational health of your law firm, Zoom jury trials, and implications of the shut down on future business. The episode begins with a review of their firm’s recent 2-day […] The post 59 – Malorie Peacock – Discover Your “Why”: Committing to Organizational Health appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:00:06

58 – Nick Rowley – Brutal Honesty

5/14/2020
In this long-awaited episode, Michael sits down with renowned trial lawyer Nick Rowley. They discuss Nick’s journey to success, how he came up with “brutal honesty,” his book “Running With the Bulls,” the secret to settling high value cases, saying “no” to the defense, and Nick’s advice for how to become a better trial lawyer. […] The post 58 – Nick Rowley – Brutal Honesty appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:14:02

57 – Sonia Rodriguez – The Digital Frontier: Technology, Roadblocks & Creative Solutions

4/30/2020
In this episode, Michael sits down with his law partner Sonia Rodriguez. They discuss pushing cases during COVID-19, educating the defense and clients on Zoom, the increased need for technology in law firms, finding creative solutions, the effect of the pandemic on jury attitudes, and strategies to safely return to the office. The discussion begins […] The post 57 – Sonia Rodriguez – The Digital Frontier: Technology, Roadblocks & Creative Solutions appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:47:10

56 – Marc Whitehead – Build Your Lifestyle Law Firm: Optimizing Your Practice, Strategy, & Mindset

4/14/2020
In this episode, Michael sits down with disability attorney and business coach Marc Whitehead. The two discuss disability law, running a firm using systems, marketing strategies, case selection, building a great team, finding opportunity in chaos, and how to run a “lifestyle law firm” that works for you. Michael and Marc begin by discussing disability […] The post 56 – Marc Whitehead – Build Your Lifestyle Law Firm: Optimizing Your Practice, Strategy, & Mindset appeared first on Trial...

Duration:01:06:13

55 – Jacob Leibowitz – Overcoming COVID-19: Working Remote & Staying Afloat

3/25/2020
In this special episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael discusses COVID-19 with fellow trial lawyer Jacob Leibowitz. This episode focuses on adapting your firm to function in an ever-changing crisis situation, including insights on safety, remote work, technology, cash flow, and employee morale. The show begins with a discussion on using technology to keep cases […] The post 55 – Jacob Leibowitz – Overcoming COVID-19: Working Remote & Staying Afloat appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:41:19

54 – Michael O’Neill – Delivering Justice: From UPS Defense Attorney to Plaintiff Trial Lawyer

3/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael Cowen sits down with former defense attorney for UPS and current plaintiff attorney, Michael O’Neill. This show covers an array of topics, including the defense’s advantages in catastrophic injury cases, why O’Neill switched sides of the courtroom (and why it made him such a good plaintiff attorney), […] The post 54 – Michael O’Neill – Delivering Justice: From UPS Defense Attorney to Plaintiff Trial Lawyer appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:02:54

53 – Malorie Peacock – The Verdict Is In! Post Trial Discussion

2/29/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael Cowen talks with his law partner Malorie Peacock about their recent jury verdict. (In Episode 51 they discussed trial prep and included how they were preparing for an upcoming trial.) This time they will be discussing their $3,420,000 jury verdict, what worked well, how they overcame the […] The post 53 – Malorie Peacock – The Verdict Is In! Post Trial Discussion appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:06:13

52 – Karonnie Truzy – Iron Sharpens Iron: How Practicing in a Tough Jurisdiction Makes You A Better Lawyer

2/14/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael Cowen sits down with attorney Karonnie Truzy from North Carolina. This show covers everything from contributory negligence, to gross negligence, making your case about the company, 1983 civil rights cases, and the simple things attorneys can do to help with diversity and inclusion in our industry. The […] The post 52 – Karonnie Truzy – Iron Sharpens Iron: How Practicing in a Tough Jurisdiction Makes You A Better Lawyer appeared first on Trial...

Duration:01:05:41

51 – Malorie Peacock – Preparing Yourself and Your Case for Trial

2/2/2020
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael Cowen talks with his law partner Malorie Peacock to discuss trial prep. Trial prep has been a topic many of our viewers asked to hear more about, so this episode covers everything from file organization, to witness prep, opening and voir dire, visuals, your exhibit list, and […] The post 51 – Malorie Peacock – Preparing Yourself and Your Case for Trial appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:01:01:17

49 – Malorie Peacock – Applying 2 Seasons of TLN to Your Law Practice

12/30/2019
Trial Lawyer Nation is proud to celebrate 2 years of podcast episodes! In this Table Talk episode, Michael Cowen sits down for a conversation with his law partner Malorie Peacock for a discussion about the last two seasons, their favorite takeaways from guests, as well as how this show has helped them create their 2020 […] The post 49 – Malorie Peacock – Applying 2 Seasons of TLN to Your Law Practice appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:39:00

48 – Andy Young – Driving Change and Verdicts as a Truck Driving Lawyer

12/15/2019
In this episode of Trial Lawyer Nation, Michael Cowen sits down with Ohio attorney, Andy Young, who like Michael, specializes in trucking cases. Andy’s journey over the past 20 years of practicing law and ultimately specializing in trucking cases started by accident when his hobby for rehabbing trucks, as well as starting a trucking company, […] The post 48 – Andy Young – Driving Change and Verdicts as a Truck Driving Lawyer appeared first on Trial Lawyer Nation.

Duration:00:56:42