Recommended books for trial lawyers

Here’s a short list of books most trial lawyers would find both interesting and useful in their practice:

  • James Mclhaney McElhaney’s Litigation American Bar Association
  • Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials by David Ball ublished by NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy)
  • A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Guide to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases by David Ball Published by NITA
  • David Ball on Damages Published by NITA
  • Courtroom Communication Strategies by Lawrence Smith & Loretta Malandro Published by Kluwer Law Book Publishers 1985
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  • The Tipping Point Malcolm by Gladwell
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Words that Work by Dr. Frank Luntz
  • Don’t Think of an Elephant by Dr. George Lakoff See: http://www.rockridgeinstitute.org/
  • Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff & Mark Johnson
  • Neuro-Linquistic Programing by Grinder & Bandler
  • Secrets of Power Persuasion for Sales People by Roger Dawson
  • The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart & 1501 Other Stories by Charles R. Swindoll
  • A Dictionary of American Proverbs by Wolfgang Mieder, Steward Kingsbury & Kelsie Harder
  • The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes edited by Clifton Fadiman
  • The Quotable Lawyer by David Shrager & Elizabeth Frost
  • News from the Mental Edge, newsletter by Metasystems http://www.eric-oliver.com/contact.html
  • Trial books by Gerry Spence
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