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:
  • 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
  • Trial books by Gerry Spence

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
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