Combating Plaintiff Reptilian Tactics in Complex Litigation: Discovery, Voir Dire, Direct and Cross-Exam
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to litigators on combating the emerging trial strategy commonly known as the “reptile theory.” The panel will discuss the increased use of reptilian tactics by plaintiffs’ attorneys throughout the life of the case and how defense counsel can strategically confront the strategy.
- Reptilian tactics in litigation—history and current trends
- Defense strategies—from discovery through closing argument
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the underlying basis for “reptilian” theory trial tactics?
- How are plaintiffs’ attorneys leveraging reptile tactics to influence jurors?
- How can defense attorneys counter plaintiff’s use of reptilian tactics?
Ms. Skane specializes in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, government tort liability, construction,... | Read More
Ms. Skane specializes in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, government tort liability, construction, and trucking and automobile cases. She is a vetted trial lawyer having tried many cases to verdict in the areas of personal injury, professional liability and construction defects.Close
Paul E. Wojcicki
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Mr. Wojcicki concentrates his practice in two primary areas, litigation and business counseling. His... | Read More
Mr. Wojcicki concentrates his practice in two primary areas, litigation and business counseling. His litigation practice includes complex commercial and consumer disputes, including class actions, products liability claims, and warranty and service contract actions. He represents companies large and small across a wide variety of industry sectors in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. He frequently speaks on emerging legal and business topics including litigation strategies and tactics, risk management, developments in products liability and warranty law, and authored an article on the Reptile Theory, The Reptile’s In Our Midst – Defending against the “Triune Brain” trial strategy.Close