A Day With Rick Friedman
Program Chair: David Farnbauch
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Coffee
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Talking to Juries About Non-Economic Damages
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Offers of Proof and Curative Instructions
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The Role of Visual Persuasion at Trial
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Topics to Cover During Voir Dire When a Judge Limits Your Time
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Role of Focus Group Testing in Trial Prep and Case Framing
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Gorging on Experts and Starving for Lay Witnesses
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
2:25 pm - 4:00 pm
Finding the Heart of Your Case
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Audience Questions for Rick Friedman (Q&A)
Rick Friedman is one of the truly elite plaintiff lawyers in this country but his influence on our profession extends far beyond the record-breaking verdicts and settlements. His teachings have had a profound impact on the way we practice tort law and the manner in which we should conduct ourselves, both in and out of the courtroom.
Rick began his career in a one lawyer office in Sitka, Alaska. Rick began winning difficult cases which prompted other lawyers to come to him for help in overcoming defense tactics that distort the truth. Eventually, this led to Rick authoring four best-selling and books for trial lawyers: Rules of the Road, Polarizing the Case, Becoming a Trial Lawyer, and the Elements of Trial.
Rick has won numerous noteworthy verdicts that have made the world a safer and more just place including four verdicts that have been in the top ten verdicts in the U.S. in the year they were returned. He is a Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013 by the Washington State Association for Justice. In 2019, Rick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference.
Rick Friedman has been asked to speak at state and regional TLA’s all over the country and has tried his best to teach us there is no magic formula, no one-size fits all blueprint to become a successful trial lawyer. We must be willing to work hard and expose ourselves to risks and rejection. More importantly, we must be willing to look deeply into our own souls. Rick has also taught us we should learn from each other but not fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to other trial lawyers and their results.
Rick practices with Friedman Rubin PLLP with offices in Seattle, Bremerton and Anchorage. He is licensed to practice in Alaska, Washington and California and regularly appears pro hac vice in state and federal courts all over the country.
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