ABOTA Foundation Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Part 2

Published by American Board of Trial Advocates and New Hampshire Association for Justice


The Masters in Trial shows how some of the most successful trial lawyers in the country conduct a trial – without war stories. The mock trial demonstration of a rollover/roof crush case will be presented before a real judge and jury, complete with witnesses, experts and electronic courtroom visuals. The jury will render a verdict with jury deliberations shown to attendees via video feed.

Program Schedule:
Examination of Defendant's Accident Reconstruction Expert
Defense: Hugh G. Connor, II, Fort Worth, TX
Plaintiff: Grace Weatherly, Denton, TX
Witness: Preston R. Mundt, Fort Worth, TX as Robert Reed

Examination of Defendant's Design/Biomedical Expert
Defense: Rickey J. Brantley, Fort Worth, TX
Plaintiff: Richard A. Sayles, Dallas, TX
Witness: Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. as Dr. Kenneth Orthrus

Closing Arguments
Plaintiff: Thomas M. Melsheimer, Dallas, TX
Defense: Kleber C. Miller, Fort Worth, TX

Jury Deliberation

Carlye H. Chapman
2015 ABOTA Foundation President-Elect, Dallas, TX
Hugh G. Connor, II
Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Grace Weatherly
Caring, committed and qualified representation of those who are seriously injured. Grace Weatherly represents clients in state and federal courts across Texas and the surrounding states. Grace has tried over 50 trials to jury verdict, handled...More
Rickey J. Brantley
Rickey J. Brantley Law
Fort Worth, TX
Richard A. Sayles
Sayles Werbner, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Robert E. Aldrich, Jr.
Aldrich PLLC
Fort Worth, TX
Thomas M. Melsheimer
Fish & Richardson
Dallas, TX
Kleber C. Miller
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP
Fort Worth, TX

Originally Published

August 21, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Video 2.1
  • A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Video 2.2
  • A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Video 2.3

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