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Elizabeth McNulty

Elizabeth McNulty

Host of Heels in the Courtroom

As a dedicated and passionate advocate, Elizabeth always goes the extra mile to ensure that her clients obtain the best possible results. She has dedicated her practice to holding individuals, companies, and corporations accountable for the damage they cause. Elizabeth’s clients come to her during the most difficult times of their lives and she takes every effort to help them find the answers and resolutions they need when it matters the most.

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March 13, 2024

EP 805- Handling Tough Emotions

Frustration. Guilt. Anger. Loss.  It’s hard to stay focused when so many powerful emotions come at you in a single day. Listen in as we discuss our recent rides on the emotional...

February 28, 2024

EP 804- Dressing Intentionally

Many female attorneys agonize over courtroom attire….but does it really matter? Intentional dressing really does communicate an attitude to the jury and imparts a first impression that can impact you and your...

February 14, 2024

EP 803- Sexual Assault Verdict for the Plaintiff Part Two

The one fact that will convince the jury your client is telling the truth is right there in the records….you just have to find it and present it in the most impactful...

January 31, 2024

EP 802- Sexual Assault Verdict for the Plaintiff Part One

Our latest trial win involved a sexual assault case between a woman, her supervisor, and what really happened after he knocked on her hotel room door. We’ll share the facts of the...

January 17, 2024

EP 801- Preserving the Record for Appeal

In the heat of trial, your mind is on the moment, not always on the potential for appeal. Failing to preserve the record can be a costly mistake. Get in the weeds...

January 10, 2024

ENCORE Jury Instructions

Jurors need legal guidance when deliberating a case because, duh, they aren’t lawyers.  Jury instructions are their roadmap, and it’s definitely in your client’s best interest to be sure those instructions are...

December 27, 2023

EP 742- New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a good time for reflection even if you don’t do resolutions. To kick off 2024, we checked in on last year’s silly and serious resolutions and made some...

December 20, 2023

EP 741- ‘Tis The Season

The holidays can be stressful but sharing the joy of traditions like making memory books, traveling home and tying the hugest tree you can find on the mini-Cooper make it all worthwhile....

December 13, 2023

ENCORE Mean Mugs and Shoulder Shrugs

Seriously, opposing counsel is making faces during a tragic trucking case that involves the death of a child?! Erica Slater managed to overcome eye rolls, shoulder shrugs, claims of phantom vehicles and...

December 6, 2023

ENCORE How to Cross Examine a Nice Person

Not every cross examination has to be adversarial. If you come on too strong with a witness who is trying hard to be helpful, you may prove your point but lose your...

November 29, 2023

EP 740- Information Overload

Bing. Another email. Bing. Update on disturbing international unrest. Your heart hurts but…. Bing. Your exercise app interrupts with a workout nudge. Bing. Meeting reminder, and you realize you forgot to send...

November 22, 2023

EP 739- Give Thanks

Most of us get so caught up in our hectic day-to-day world that we forget to appreciate our achievements and the people who bring us joy.  So slow down and share a...

November 1, 2023

EP 734- Consumer Legal Funding

Is your client considering taking out a lawsuit loan to pay medical bills or other expenses? How can these loans impact the case, the settlement or even you as the attorney? We’ll...

October 25, 2023

EP 733- Called To Serve

Got room in your hectic schedule for another “obligation”? Think “opportunity” instead. Taking on a leadership role in a professional or community organization offers connections and insights you won’t find anyplace else....

October 18, 2023

EP 732- Mind Your Manners

Being polite when opposing counsel goes low doesn’t mean you’re a pushover. It’s a savvy strategy both professionally and personally. You know somebody’s gonna get snarky sometime soon, so tune in for...

October 11, 2023

EP 731- Slip and Fall on Ice

Prepping your next slip and fall on ice case? The Heels in the Courtroom trial team just won a significant verdict for our client, and we share tips on outlining a winning...

September 27, 2023

EP 729- Inspiration from the Next Generation

No matter where you are in your career, your time and experience can benefit a younger attorney. But if you think mentorship is all about giving, hear how a recent mentorship experience...

September 20, 2023

EP728- Artificial Intelligence

Are you tempted to use AI to write a brief or do your research? You should know what happened to some attorneys who tried to save time and got sanctioned instead. We...

September 13, 2023

EP 727- Thinking About Law School?

Whether you are in college or considering a mid-life career change, choosing to go to law school is a big decision. We’ll share some of the pros and cons of our profession...

August 23, 2023

EP 724- Responsible Pet Ownership

According to the Humane Society, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. Today we take a look at the laws regarding responsible pet ownership, including what...

August 16, 2023

EP 723- But I Signed a Waiver…….

Liability waivers appear all around us…..on amusement park tickets, at ax throwing establishments, prior to medical procedures and maybe even as a requirement from your son’s friend’s parents before that weekend party...

July 12, 2023

ENCORE “The Big Hot Mess”

Erica has “thunder tears.” Liz becomes “hot garbage.” We’ve all had days where life is a big hot mess. In this encore episode, Amy, Mary, Erica and Liz talk about how they...

July 5, 2023

ENCORE “Who are you calling ‘Little Lady?’”

Our Heels in the Courtroom community has grown to thousands of downloads since our first episode. Tune in to hear a reprise of EP101 and get a little background on who we...

June 7, 2023

EP 715- Passion or Paycheck?

Great, you’ve got a job offer! Should you take less money to follow your passion or jump at a paycheck that might not be in the practice area you love? Acclaimed St....

May 31, 2023

EP714- Wrongful Death Settlements

In wrongful death cases, we always focus on the facts regarding the decedent. Experienced attorneys know we should also consider the settlement before taking the case. Today we’ll talk about due diligence...

May 24, 2023

EP713- Tips for Taking the Bar Exam

Are you totally terrified about taking the bar? Not gonna lie, we were too. True, it’s daunting and a ton of work, but you can (and will) pass it. Honest.  But to...

May 17, 2023

EP712- Tough Conversations with Superiors

Is something bugging you at work, but you are afraid of having an uncomfortable conversation with your boss, even if it might improve your work environment and your own mental health? Today’s...

May 10, 2023

EP711 – Thanks, Mom!

Our values, fire and compassion come from somewhere and most likely, it’s from Mom. In honor of Mother’s Day the Heels in the Courtroom ladies stepped up to share the wisdom we...

May 3, 2023

EP308 Encore – What is a Successful Lawyer? With John Simon

We always want to win in the courtroom, but should that be our only measure of success? Nationally recognized plaintiff attorney John Simon, the founder of The Simon Law firm, one of...

April 26, 2023

EP302 Encore – Young Lawyers Unite

One key goal of our podcast is to mentor and inspire the next generation of attorneys. This week’s encore episode offers advice from Elizabeth McNulty, Mary Simon, and Megan Crowe about their...

April 19, 2023

EP710 – Social Media Dirt and Gold

Posting pics from your latest concert or footage of that crazy car crash you were in for all your friends to see? Surprise…..your opposing counsel might see it too. Today we’re talking...

April 12, 2023

EP709 – Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Lawyers are taught plenty about the law but are expected to manage their legal teams with very little training. Today’s discussion on management style focuses on growth and fixed mindsets and how...

April 5, 2023

EP708 – Say This, Not That

You have a question about your case, so you approach a colleague for advice. But the first thing out of their mouth is “How can you possibly not know that?” Ouch! How...

March 29, 2023

EP707 – Why Do We Have to Carry the Emotional Baggage?!

We recently attended the inspiring Women In The Law symposium sponsored by the Federal Bar Association for the Southern District of Illinois, and several panelists discussed an ongoing issue….why are women still...

March 22, 2023

SPECIAL EPISODE – Trial Tested: The View from the Bench with Justice Marie Deschamps

Inspiring women are at work around the globe and we can learn a lot from their experience. Amy Gunn had the opportunity to speak with former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps...

March 8, 2023

EP706 – Focus Groups Part Two

You clearly gave your focus group jurors all the facts in your case. Most understood your message, but a few folks went completely off the deep end and jumped to a conclusion...

March 1, 2023

EP705 – Focus Groups Part One

Wouldn’t you love to know what jurors are thinking about your case? Focus groups provide valuable insights into case strategy and potential damages issues. They can also reveal issues you never considered...

February 22, 2023

EP704 – See You in Small Claims Court

Say you go on vacation and your condo reservation gets canceled just before you arrive, but you are promised a full refund. But after a gazillion texts, emails, and phone calls, you...

February 15, 2023

EP703 – Bankruptcy and the Texas Two-Step

The Texas Two-Step isn’t just a country music line dance. It’s a controversial legal maneuver a company can use to avoid exposure to potential legal claims, and it could derail your case....

February 8, 2023

EP702 – What Makes A Good Mediator?

Mediators are supposed to be unbiased but that’s not always the case. What should you do if your mediator appears to be favoring the other side or acts inappropriately? We’ve got some...

February 1, 2023

EP701 – Quiet Masculinity?!

We just heard that if you want to rise to the top, you need to exhibit “quiet masculinity”. What the hell is that? Is it a weird way of saying “don’t be...

January 25, 2023

EP620 – Lawyer Misconceptions

Filed any frivolous lawsuits lately? Of course you haven’t, but sadly, many people think lawyers are just greedy manipulators who lie for a living. Not only does that hurt us personally, but...

January 18, 2023

EP619 – Settlement Releases and Agreements

After years of litigation, the check is literally sitting on your desk.  All you have to do is sign that boilerplate settlement agreement and you’re done, right? Wrong. Pour a cup of...

January 11, 2023

EP618 – New Year’s Resolutions

We’re not talking about eating more veggies or actually using that old gym membership. Our thoughts about New Year’s resolutions for 2023 involve personal challenges to build and defend our boundaries, be...

December 21, 2022

EP617 – 2022 Highs and Lows

We’ve got a great topic to chat about at your next holiday gathering with girlfriends. What were your highs and lows of the year, personally and professionally? Did you overcome an obstacle?...

December 14, 2022

EP616 – Humility

Zig Ziglar once said, “Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.” Humility is an essential quality for authentic leaders legal.

December 7, 2022

EP615 – Happy Holidaze!

Office parties. Co-worker gifts. Corporate giving. Hosting events. When do you possibly find time for making holiday feasts, visiting family, and preparing for that upcoming trial? The holidays can be a blur...

November 30, 2022

EP614 – “If the Heels Fit, Wear Them Well: Loving Your Career at Every Stage” Part Three

Female attorneys are still being asked to get the coffee. Will that ever change, and what can we do to make it change? Ladies, we need to find camaraderie and courage to...

November 23, 2022

EP613 – “If the Heels Fit, Wear Them Well: Loving Your Career at Every Stage” Part Two

Even though you are a successful female attorney, do you ever feel like this career is not for you? You’re not alone. Women attorneys are twice as likely to make an early...

November 16, 2022

EP612 – “If the Heels Fit, Wear Them Well: Loving Your Career at Every Stage” Part One

Decades of research tells us why women leave their legal careers; it’s the same story on repeat. So what is the difference between women who love their legal careers and those struggling...