Mount A Killer Cross-Exam With These 4 Tactics

Law360 (August 16, 2019, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Every trial attorney knows a case can hinge on their cross-examination of a key witness, and courtroom veterans say the way to sway a jury is to take your adversary's best efforts and turn them around to make them work in favor of your client.

Each trial and witness have their own unique set of facts, but beyond thorough preparation and thinking on your feet, trial attorneys can point to specific cases where they secured a win by taking down a witness on cross-examination — and learned lessons that have proven their worth over and over again.

Here, veteran trial attorneys...

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