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EP408 – How to Cross Examine a Nice Person

Don’t fall into the TV trap of coming in hot on every witness. You could burn your own case if the jury remembers you were mean to a witness and forgets the key points of their testimony. But you don’t want to be a pushover either, so how do you temper your approach? Amy, Liz, Megan, Mary, and Elizabeth share trial-tested tactics on when to pivot your attitude, how non-verbals can telegraph your frustration, and what you should always keep in mind when you have to cross-examine a nice person.

Amy Collignon Gunn

Injury & Medical Malpractice Attorney

With a focus on personal injury cases, Amy Collignon Gunn is a caring, trial-tested lawyer serving clients across the United States. She handles many types of personal injury matters, including cases involving defective products, medical negligence, dangerous drugs, and medical devices.

Erica Blume Slater

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Trucking Litigation Attorney

As a compassionate and dedicated personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability lawyer, Erica Blume Slater provides legal representation to clients throughout the United States from our office in St. Louis. She advocates for those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to dangerous products, medical malpractice, and vehicle accidents.

Elizabeth S. Lenivy

Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Personal Injury Attorney

Elizabeth Lenivy provides excellent, detailed representation in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury. Liz is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois, as well as the U.S. District Courts for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri.

Mary Simon

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Class Action, Device Defects, Trucking Litigation

Mary Simon is a devoted advocate of the injured, particularly those suffering from serious injuries related to product liability and medical malpractice lawsuits. Compassionate in her approach and relentless in her determination, she is committed to helping those who’ve been harmed by third party negligence.

Elizabeth McNulty

Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury & Class Action Attorney

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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