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May 2005 Issue


Cover Story

Lost and Found

Oakland, Calif., trial lawyer J. Gary Gwilliam doesn’t feel comfortable talking about his losses. He would rather forget them. But he can’t. They have taught him too many valuable lessons.

Gwilliam estimates he has tried more than 175 jury trials to verdict in his 40 years of practice. The vast majority of them have been wins.

But Gwilliam believes that trial lawyers rarely, if ever, learn anything from winning. He thinks that some of life’s most important lessons come from defeat. And he admits to having lost about 30 jury trials in his career.

Feature Section

    Back in Business

    The full-page color news­paper ads that ran March 9 carried a chilling headline: “It destroys your jobs. It raises your taxes. It takes your money. And it’s all legal.”

ABA Connection

Say the Right Thing

Angus was the last of four speakers at a trial strategy program. The first speaker talked about “Winning the War of Attri­tion--Creative Use of Rule 56 for Partial Summary Judgments.” The second suggested “Ham­string Your Opponent’s Expert with Daubert,” and the third ran through “Ten Neglected Ways to Get In or Out of Federal Court.”

Associates in the Trenches

Best Interests

Solo Network

Paid, Not Played

Career Audit

Honor Your Offers

Executive Director's Report

Flight Lessons

Report from Governmental Affairs

Back to the Front

Above the Trees

Artful Approaches

Obiter Dicta

Get Me Outta Here!

Keeva on Life and Practice

Why Lawyers Lose In Love