« Don't dismiss causes of action just to pursue an appeal. | Main | Mediating an Appellate Case - Part II »

A Trial Lawyer's Recommended Book List  

              Trial attorney Mitch Jackson of Jackson & Wilson in Laguna Hills recently shared his list of "Trial Lawyer "How To" books in a recent Trial Lawyer Tips.

I was flattered to find my book, An Appeal to Reason, on his list.  What I respect about Mitch is, as he says it, that he never stops learning and improving.   Successful attorneys can continue to learn, even if they have achieved great victories at trial. 

               As an appellate attorney, I am not the first attorney on the scene. The trial attorney has the responsibility of effectively presenting the client's case at trial.  That responsibility also includes protecting the case in the event there is an appeal.  Since an appellate attorney is not always consulted until an appeal has been filed, my book will assist trial attorneys in taking those crucial steps at the lower court level.

               It is for that very reason that I wrote An Appeal to Reason, which is an accumulation of my wisdom after almost 35 years of handling appeals.  My book is written for trial attorneys and cautions them about common mistakes made by trial attorneys that I have observed during my career.




References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (1)

Donna- I just call them like I see them. Fact is, your book is the perfect tool to help every single trial lawyer avoid expensive and time consuming appeals. It’s a “must read” book that I probably should have put at the very top of my list. Much continued success and thanks for using your specialized appellate skills to help me protect my clients’ six and seven figure judgments over the years.
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMitch Jackson

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.