5 Mistakes Your Opposing Counsel Will Seize On

By Ed Beeson (November 12, 2015, 3:49 PM EST) -- There may be no greater gift you can give opposing counsel than the gaffe you made in open court. From sloppy preparation to near-slanderous presentations, lawyers can open themselves to counterattacks that undermine their credibility and make their opponents look better as a result. Here, Law360 looks at five missteps your opposing counsel will use to score points against you.

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