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The Jury is Out offers insight, experience and mentorship to trial attorneys who want to better serve their clients and improve their practice. Hosted by John Simon, Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Founder of the Simon Law Firm, and St. Louis attorney Erich Vieth, named one of the Top 30 Appellate Attorneys in Missouri in 2021, The Jury is Out focuses on client relations, trial skills and firm management. Nationally recognized guests add depth and vision to the lively and inspiring discussion.

Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the winningest law firms in America, The Simon Law Firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, personal injury and corporate law since the firm’s founding in 2000. The Jury Is Out is a production of The Simon Law Firm.

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Sep 21, 2022

EP334 – Civil Rights Law with Bevis Schock

Considering a civil rights practice? Be prepared for clients that are not always truthful and juries that are probably against you before you say your first word. But you can also make huge...

Sep 14, 2022

EP333 – Tips for Solo Practitioners with Bevis Schock

Solo practitioners need to be nimble at technology, marketing, and much more. Attorney Bevis Schock shares his tips for solo practitioners on how to get new clients, ways to keep more productive...

Sep 7, 2022

EP332 – Case Study: The Issue of Agency Part Three

As the trial unfolds, the issue of agency expands into an examination of First Amendment rights. How did Tim and John prepare for this line of attack? We conclude this fascinating in-depth...

Aug 31, 2022

EP331 – Case Study: The Issue of Agency Part Two

Unraveling the responsibilities and liabilities of an international church entity is a sensitive discussion, especially when you have to admit the defendant was not an employee. Diligent research and the discovery of...

Aug 24, 2022

EP330 – Case Study: The Issue of Agency Part One

Formulating Precedent-setting Arguments. In a complex case involving a multi-tiered church entity and severe injuries to young children from a faith demonstration that went horribly wrong, The Simon Law Firm focused its...

Aug 17, 2022

EP329 – Nothing in Particular

Have you ever been forced to wear a tuxedo to court? Have a client kidnapped and tortured on a roof in China? Or watch your co-counsel perform life-saving treatment on a juror?...

Aug 10, 2022

EP328 – Persuasion Science for Trial Lawyers with John P. Blumberg

How Persuasion Science can lead to Successful Jury Verdicts. Ever wonder why the facts and conclusions of your case seem so obvious to you, but the jury rules the other way? Perhaps...

Aug 3, 2022

EP327 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Three

Brad Winters started writing down insights, tips, and life tricks when he was a young man and continued making “notes to self” for decades. Now, as a respected attorney and mediator with...

Jul 27, 2022

EP326 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part Two

As a mediator for more than 600 civil cases, Brad Winters is an expert on the skill and science of mediation. Surprisingly, his goal is not to settle the case but to...

Jul 20, 2022

EP325 – The Authentic Lawyer with Brad Winters Part One

Authenticity matters in the legal profession

Jul 13, 2022

EP324 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part Two

Honesty and authenticity. Competence and trust. Cognitive science provides a research-based road map on how to project these positive points of connection toward judge and jury. Part Two of our conversation with...

Jul 6, 2022

EP323 – Cognitive Science with Dan Holloway Part One

Do you structure your case strategy based on the idea that our brains are designed for truth? You might be very wrong. In his book, Lawyers, Judges and Semi-Rational Beasts, Dan Holloway shares...

Jun 29, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP134 – Settlements Part Two

Strategies for Effective Settlement Negotiations

Jun 22, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP133 – Settlements Part One

Are you settling your good cases and trying your bad ones? Is sending a demand letter early in the case effective? And should you work up a case differently if you plan...

Jun 15, 2022

EP322 – Focus Groups

Uses of Focus Groups in Litigation Research - A Valuable Tool in Trial Law

Jun 8, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP102 – Opening Statements

Opening Statements are one of the most important components of any trial

Jun 1, 2022

EP321 – Whistleblower Cases with Tony Simon

A potential client believes their company or institution is defrauding the federal government. What should you know before you take the case? Business litigation attorney Tony Simon offers strategic insight into whistleblower cases...

May 25, 2022

EP320 – Tips for Depositions Part Three

Depositions play a key role in the litigation process. It is important for attorneys not to underestimate the power of good investigation, preparation and strategy.

May 18, 2022

EP319 – Tips for Depositions Part Two

15 Tips for a Successful Deposition - Planning, Preparation and Strategy

May 11, 2022

EP318 – Tips for Depositions Part One

Deposition Preparation and Planning for Attorneys. Tips to save time, better prepare your deponent, and clarify your argument for the jury.

May 4, 2022

EP317 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part Two

Things They Don't Teach in Law School—But Should

Apr 27, 2022

EP316 – Things They Don’t Teach You In Law School Part One

Law School doesn't teach you much about what it means to be an actual Attorney. So how can you better ready yourself to be a lawyer?

Apr 20, 2022

EP315 – Improvisational Skills Can Help Improve Your Practice

3 Rules Lawyers should follow when it comes to constructive Cross-examination and Improv Techniques

Apr 13, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP213 – Losing Sucks

Lessons from Losing: How to handle loss in a court case - because it’s not win or lose. It’s win or learn. 

Apr 6, 2022

EP314 – Theater in the Courtroom Part Two

Consider the courtroom as a live drama unfolding before you. How can you direct the characters to tell their most authentic story and utilize breathing, dramatic structure, voice control, and more to...

Mar 30, 2022

EP313 – Theater in the Courtroom Part One

What can Lawyers Learn from Actors? And the Best Techniques to Prepare your Clients for the Courtroom.

Mar 22, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP223 – Mentorship with Charla Aldous

“What matters most to us is effecting change.” That’s the philosophy of renowned trial attorney Charla Aldous and her firm Aldous\Walker. Charla Aldous is a trailblazer who also founded Athea Trial Attorneys,...

Mar 16, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP212 – Framing Your Case with Charla Aldous

If it’s a cause worth fighting for, Texas trial attorney Charla Aldous is ready. Ranked as one of the top attorneys in America for over two decades, Charla’s authentic, no-nonsense strategy for...

Mar 9, 2022

EP312 – Legal Services Part Two

Citizens are guaranteed legal representation in criminal cases which may impact their freedom. However, citizens are not guaranteed representation on issues regarding their physical and mental health, personal safety, government benefits or...

Mar 2, 2022

EP311 – Legal Services Part One

(Legal) Help Needed! Legal Services advances justice through free legal representation, education and supportive services.

Feb 23, 2022

EP310 – Appellate Law Part Two with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

Approach your oral argument as a conversation with, not a lecture to, the judges.

Feb 16, 2022

EP309 – Appellate Law Part One with Joan Lockwood and Rich Finneran

Expert tips to winning your next appeal! Learn how best to preserve the record for appellate review and how to write an effective appellate brief.

Feb 9, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP104 – Mediation with Glenn Norton

Strategies for successful Mediation!

Feb 2, 2022

EP202 – Re-examine Your Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part Two

Cross like a boss!

Jan 26, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP201 – More Confident Cross-Examination with Patrick Malone Part One

Back by popular demand... Patrick Malone returns to help us take cross examinations to the next level!

Jan 19, 2022

EP308 – Deposing the Opponent’s Expert

Over a dozen questions & tactics to turn opposing experts into your best allies!

Jan 12, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP119 – Preparing Your Expert Witness for Deposition with Erica Slater

Is your expert witness ready for cross examination or will they choke under pressure?

Jan 5, 2022

Encore Presentation: EP108 – Selecting Expert Witnesses with Erica Slater

Don't get flat-footed by your own expert witness!

Dec 29, 2021

EP307 – How To Take A Deposition Part Two

Focusing on ultimate issues, handling evasive witnesses, and remembering key points.

Dec 22, 2021

EP306 – How To Take A Deposition Part One

Listen, adapt, and how to react when opposing counsel tries to intimidate.

Dec 15, 2021

EP305 – How to Prepare for a Deposition

Improve your prep and kill it in Depo!

Dec 8, 2021

EP304 – Defining your Deposition Goal

Strategies & Tips for getting the most out of your Deposition.

Dec 1, 2021

EP303 – To Take Or Not To Take The Deposition

How do you decide which depositions to take vs. ones you should avoid?

Nov 24, 2021

EP302 – Starting Your Own Firm Part Two

What is your why?

Nov 17, 2021

EP301 – Starting Your Own Firm Part One

A solo practitioner and the founder of a large firm discuss what you should know before going it alone.

Nov 10, 2021

Encore Presentation: EP109 – Twelve Tips for Opening Statements

Tune in to hear host John Simon present twelve specific tips for creating a highly persuasive opening statement.

Nov 3, 2021

EP234 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part Two

Watch out for the typical pitfalls! Here's some real-life advice.

Oct 27, 2021

EP233 – Surviving your First Years in Practice Part One

Reassuring practical advice from those who have gone before you.

Oct 20, 2021

EP232 – Marketing Without Going Out of Your Way

Simple ways to turn clients, contacts, and opposing counsel into marketing ambassadors for you and your firm.

Oct 13, 2021

EP231 – Decision Science with Mark Mandell

Select your most important issues, anticipate attacks, and apply decision science to your courtroom strategy for victory.

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John G. Simon

John G. Simon’s work as Managing Partner at the firm has resulted in hundreds of millions of...

Erich Vieth

For more than thirty years, Erich Vieth has worked as a trial and appellate attorney in St....

Timothy M. Cronin

Tim Cronin is a skilled and experienced personal injury trial attorney, including product liability, medical malpractice, premises...

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