It is an unfortunate reality of the current personal injury practice that many of the lawyers engaged in it have very little actual trial experience. Many have taken multiple course and seminars on jury trials, many regularly participate in mock/fake trials, and many regularly engage in pre-trial litigation, but very few have actually spent any real time in front of juries. Most personal injury lawyers are worried over the notion that their client might ask them how many jury trials they have handled. That isn't a concern for us.
The irony of personal injury attorneys not really having any trial experience is that on their advertisements, personal injury attorneys generally hold themselves out as “trial attorneys”.
That is really unfortunate because if you have little actual jury trial experience being up there and actually doing it can be scary as hell. I know. I remember those days. The problem is that you don't want a lawyer doing this for the first time on your case, and you don't want a lawyer that is learning what a trial is like with your future on the line.
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer that has actually tried cases to a jury, call The Sessions Law Firm. Ben Sessions has individually tried more than 50 jury trials. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.