"Patrick discusses his thoughts on personal injury practice. He believes all trials are plays, and a personal injury case is a 'tragedy.' Among his blog discussion is his theory gleaned from Aristotle in Poetics that tragedy at its highest level involves the audience (jury) in a universal cause-and-effect action where the jury pities the hero (plaintiff) and fears the adversity (injury) could happen to them. A catharsis takes place as the jury provides for fairness by way of a verdict."
Author: Patrick Trudell practices at Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen & Lingenbrink in Kirkland, Wash.