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7 Common Mistakes In Company Witness Prep

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Paul Newman’s portrayal of plaintiff’s lawyer Frank Galvin in the film “The Verdict” earned him an Oscar nomination and wide critical acclaim. But it is the role of the defense lawyer — Ed Concannon, played by British actor James Mason — who earns mention here. Concannon provides us with an example of the most common mistake made in witness preparation. What was his error? Preparing his client, Dr. Towler, in a room crowded with other attorneys and paralegals. Concannon had too many cooks in the kitchen. Large groups...
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