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Aggressive Presentation of Medical Evidence, and Other Trial Tips from a Veteran Defense Lawyer

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  • Description

    Many in the legal field believe that jurors are swayed by emotions, bias and personal preference. This hour-long CLE course will make the case that what most influences jurors is the evidence. The course will use that as the basis for a presentation on why medical professionals should testify about critical chart entries bearing on liability, damages and proximate causes as well as the benefit of medical evidence obtained from the original author versus an expert. The course will explain the risks involved in calling a medical witness without prior discussion before they take the stand.

    The second part of the course will offer strategies on jury selection, open statements, direct and cross examination, attacks on credibility and how to handle experts on the witness stand.

  • Instructor Bio

    Michael Burns

    Mike graduated with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983 and has since devoted his professional life to being a trial lawyer. To date he has tried 55 cases to a jury verdict, 13 of which were for plaintiffs.

    In 2007 Mike joined Chilton Yambert Porter LLP where he concentrates his practice on Transportation Law, defending wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arising out of both automobile and commercial trucking claims.

    Mike believes that juries make their decisions based on the evidence and that his job is to go get it. In 2018 Mike went to verdict four times, calling a total of 13 treating medical providers to testify at trial, more treating medical providers than any other lawyer in Cook County that year.