ABOTA Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation

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



Friday, April 27, 2018


(6:00 PT / 8:00 CT / 7:00 MT )

Duration: 525 minutes

  • $395 for Registrants

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Educating lawyers in the art of trial advocacy is a primary goal of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The Masters in Trial shows how some of the most successful trial lawyers in the country conduct a trial – without war stories. All of the trial team counsel are ABOTA members and are well-known and highly respected in their fields.

Whether you are a novice or seasoned trial lawyer, plaintiff or defense counsel, this program will assist you in your next trial and trials thereafter. This seminar is designed to teach by example. The skills you see demonstrated are applicable to virtually every other civil case.

This is one seminar trial lawyers will be talking about. You don’t want to miss it. Come see how the Masters do it.

This is a full day seminar which will be streamed live over the internet so a reliable, high-speed internet connection is required to participate. Before registering, please check your internet connection at fast.com, to make sure the download speed on the computer you will be using is at least 5 mbps.
If you are unable to attend the live presentation, you will receive a link to review the recorded program.


Quentin Brogdon
Quentin Brogdon is a partner with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP in Dallas, Texas. He is a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of "Personal Injury...More
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
Gwen Elisabeth Richard
Gwen E. Richard is a dynamic trial attorney with over 27 years of experience successfully representing companies and individuals in state and federal courts. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict and earned Board Certification from the Texas Board...More
Spencer P. Browne
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Spencer Browne has tried nearly 50 cases to verdict throughout Texas. He has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts, judgments, and settlements. His personal injury practice focuses on...More
Richard A. Capshaw
Richard Capshaw was born in Columbus, Georgia, August 12, 1958; admitted to the bar, 1981, Texas, the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and...More
Hon. Glenn W.A. Holley
Stephen C. Pipkin
Upon graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992, Stephen Pipkin had a prestigious job offer with Jenkins & Gilchrist, L.L.P., a high powered civil defense firm. Knowing he was committed to being a trial lawyer and knowing young...More
Linda Turley
Linda Turley started practicing law in Texas in 1983. In 1988, she became Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Turley handles a multitude of injury and wrongful death claims brought by...More

Mark S. Werbner
Sayles Werbner co-founder Mark S. Werbner is considered by his peers one of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. His practice covers a broad range of law with an emphasis on complex business litigation, white-collar criminal defense and...More
Deborah J. Bullion
Deborah J. Bullion is a member of the law firm of Gascoyne & Bullion, P.C. and is actively involved in the Civil Jury Trial practice and the Civil Appellate practice in all Texas State Courts and in the United States District Courts of the Eastern,...More
Suzan Cardwell
Ms. Cardwell is an attorney with Cardwell & Chang, PLLC. In her 20 years of practice, Ms. Cardwell has successfully defended medical malpractice claims against virtually all of Houston's most prominent and most litigious plaintiffs' malpractice...More
Sandra F. Clark
Sandra Clark, a shareholder of MEHAFFYWEBER since 1985, is a trial lawyer whose primary concentration is in premises liability, commercial and products liability litigation. She has extensive trial experience and has successfully tried many complex...More
Edward F. Fernandes
Ed F. Fernandes is nationally recognized for his representation of domestic and international clients. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, legal and accounting malpractice, patent litigation and trade secrets, energy, securities, and...More
Bradford W. Irelan
Bradford W. Irelan is a Shareholder, Co-Founder and Partner of Irelan McDaniel, P.L.L.C. For more than twenty years, and with more than 75 jury trials and 20 appeals in both state and federal courts, he has enjoyed a reputation as one of Houston’s...More
Scott Link
Judge Link, a native Houstonian, has been a litigator for 37 years. During this time, he spent 11 years as a State of Texas Civil District Judge and was perennially one of the highest rated judge in Harris County by the attorneys in the Houston Bar...More
Dwaine M. Massey
Dwaine M. Massey, founder of Massey Law Firm PLLC, represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases including serious personal injury, consumer, commercial, construction and corporate-governance cases.

Having tried more than...More

Program Agenda

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Trial

Gwen E. Richard, Houston, TX

Grace Weatherly, Denton, TX

8:15 a.m. Opening Statements

8:55 a.m. Examination of the Plaintiff, Jeb Sanders

9:35 a.m. Break

9:50 a.m. Examination of Expert Toxicologist, Dr. David Eagerton

10:30 a.m. Examination of At-Fault Driver, Ted Carson

11:15 a.m. Examination of Defendant Bar Owner, Lindsey O’Malley

11:55 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Examination of Defendant “Blackout” Expert, Dr. Hillary Trump, Clinical Psychologist

1:40 p.m. Examination of Bartender, Carly Paul

2:20 p.m. Break

2:35 p.m. Closing Argument

3:15 p.m. Jury Deliberations

(Shown live in the courtroom)

4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion on Strategy and Technique

4:45 p.m. Adjourn

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