Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Myth of “Picking a Jury”

Currently lawyers in the George Zimmerman murder trial of Trayvon Martin are picking a jury. In reality, lawyers don’t really “pick” a jury, so much as exclude those who express actual opinions. The process is known as “voir dire” and if you’ve never been called for jury duty, lawyers from both sides lob questions to the panel of potential jurors sitting in front of them to try to root out some information that would determine how that panelist thinks. So, for instance, a lawyer might Read More + Read More +

Food Poisoning – A Very *Messy* Subject

Food poisoning cases don’t come around very often to a personal injury lawyer mainly because it is extremely difficult to pinpoint what exactly made you sick or even which meal you ate that day that contained the contaminated food. Was it something you ate from breakfast, lunch or dinner? However, as an injury attorney I have had some undisputed food poisoning cases:  I’ll share one and you’ll see what I mean. My client was in his early 20s and he owned a car detailing business. Read More + Read More +