In this volume, a collection of his ABA Journal litigation column published between 1994 and 2011, Jim McElhaney provides comprehensive advice on how to avoid the snares, traps, and pitfalls that challenge every trial lawyer, veterans and novices alike. In the tradition of the first volume of McElhaneys Litigation, Volume II covers virtually every aspect of trial practice, identifying potential problems and offering clear, concrete techniques, tactics, and strategies. Jim McElhaney shows you, with wit, clarity, and simplicity, how to conduct the best trial you are capable of conducting. McElhaneys Litigation, Volume II offers techniques and strategies based on actual courtroom experience, with multiple examples and anecdotes that illuminate, clarify, reveal, and help you be better prepared for the pitfalls of litigation.
Jim McElhaney's Litigation column appeared every month in the ABA Journal for 25 years. His Trial Notebook column ran four times a year for nearly 30 years in Litigation magazine, offering well over 350 articles. In addition, McElhaney devoted years to law school teaching, CLE appearances, trial consulting, and more. He lives in Cleveland, OH.