Defense Research Institute Strictly Automotive Conference

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

James J. Yukevich will be speaking at the DRI Strictly Automotive conference in Washington D.C. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:25pm..

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


  • 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

If you want to try and win your auto products cases, Jim's entertaining presentation will show you how old school trial techniques combined with today's technology and jury science can give you the winning edge!