Defense Research Institute Strictly Automotive Conference

September 9-11, 2021 – Washington D.C.

James J. Yukevich spoke at the DRI Strictly Automotive conference in Washington D.C. on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Winning at Trial: Using Old School and Current Trial Tactics to Get the Job Done

Topics included:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affected civil jury trials
  • Recent excessive verdicts are testimony to the need for automotive manufacturers and their lawyers to effectively try cases in 2021 and beyond 
  • Key strategies to the successful defense of an automotive product liability case
  • Increasingly polarized jury pools
  • Millennial jurors: How to select in voir dire, and strategies to win your case
  • Jury selection best practices
  • Opening statements and cross examination: tips for success
  • Nailing your closing argument

Jim's entertaining presentation showed how old school trial techniques combined with today's technology and jury science can give you the winning edge!