An Afternoon with Trial Star Todd Gardner

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Getting the Jury to Embrace Your Client’s Claim

In December 2013, Todd Gardner procured a record setting verdict in a wrongful birth case. Learn how Todd helped the jury embrace this rarely tried cause of action through case framing, witness handling, and just plain exceptional lawyering.

2:00pm - 4:00pm ? 2.0 CLE credits

Seminar recorded on November 20, 2014. CLE credits are valid through 11/20/2019. WSBA Activity ID: 388004

Topics covered include:

Focus groups--multiple uses and styles
Commit to really knowing your clients
Scout your judge and your opponents
Winning the case from the lower bench up
Witness choreography
Voir dire in a cynical world
Owning the courtroom
Making the ask--when and how
Getting out in front of the media

Todd W. Gardner
Todd W. Gardner is a partner in the firm of Swanson Gardner, located in Renton, Washington. His practice is limited to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Gardner received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1977 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, with honors, in 1980.Mr. Gardner received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Washington...More

Originally Published

November 20, 2014

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • An Afternoon with Trial Star Todd Gardner - Video
  • An Afternoon with Trial Star Todd Gardner - Audio
  • An Afternoon with Trial Star Todd Gardner - Paper

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