Gwen Richard of McKinney Taylor in Houston, Texas likes to refer to direct examination as “the unsung hero of trial practice.”

She says in her 30-plus years practicing law, she’s heard plenty of lawyers compliment others about a cutting cross-examination, or an excellent opening or summation. But she doesn’t ever recall hearing anyone referring to a “brilliant” direct examination. 

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]