EP103 – How to Lose Your Case in Opening Statement
You probably won’t win your case with an opening statement, but you can lose it there with a poor introduction. John and Erich share tips on crafting an effective opening statement. Rule Number One: “Don’t be Boring.”
John G. Simon
Personal Injury, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Drug & Medical Device Defects, Business Litigation, Class Action Attorney
John G. Simon’s work as Managing Partner at the firm has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients. Well-respected in his field, John’s career includes several published works, frequent community involvement, and the role of adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law
Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Class Action Attorney
For more than thirty years, Erich Vieth has worked as a trial and appellate attorney in St. Louis. His experience includes numerous first chair trials before federal and state judges and juries. He has been lead author of many appellate briefs and presented oral arguments to both federal and state appellate courts.