Author Archives: Paul Luvera

About Paul Luvera

Plaintiff trial lawyer for 50 years. Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates & Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Member American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy, International Society of Barristers, member of the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame & speaker at Spence Trial College

 AN OPENING STATEMENT OUTLINE IN A CASE WITH A COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE ISSUE

      “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve Jobs . We have cases where the facts or circumstances involve … Continue reading

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CROSS EXAMINATION OF DEFENSE LIFE EXPECTANCY EXPERT

     Here in very rough draft form, is an outline from one of my cases involving a defense expert on life expectancy. Modify and revise it to fit your case situation. The issue of both economic and non economic damage are … Continue reading

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EVASIVE WITNESSES

Recently plaintiff’s attorney Rick Friedman shared an article from the defense publication ” For the Defense” published in December 2015 entitled ”Strategies for Responding to Reptile Theory Questions” by John R. Crawford and Benjamin A. Johnson. file:///C:/Users/pnl/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/EEHZ7017/Strategies-for-Responding-to-Reptile-Theory­Questions-compressed.pdf The article is … Continue reading

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