Combating Plaintiff Reptilian Tactics in Complex Litigation: Discovery, Voir Dire, Direct and Cross-Examination
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide litigators on combating the emerging trial strategy commonly known as the "reptile theory." The panel will educate counsel about how to identify and respond to "reptile" tactics at every stage of a matter from discovery through closing argument.
- Reptilian tactics in litigation: how to spot them
- 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 plaintiffs' use of reptilian tactics?
Beth C. Boggs
Boggs Avellino Lach & Boggs
Ms. Boggs concentrates her practice in civil litigation involving construction defect, insurance coverage, employment... | Read More
Ms. Boggs concentrates her practice in civil litigation involving construction defect, insurance coverage, employment law, premises liability, transportation, defense of pharmacy cases, civil rights defense, professional negligence, toxic tort defense, asbestos exposure defense and insurance defense. She is a frequent author on a variety of insurance and trial topics and speaker at national conferences on trial-related topics. Ms. Boggs was selected to be a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society honoring the top one-half of one percent of American lawyers.Close
Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.
Senior Litigation Consultant
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm has provided research and strategic advice on several hundred cases across the country for the past... | Read More
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm has provided research and strategic advice on several hundred cases across the country for the past 21 years, applying a doctorate in communication emphasizing the areas of legal persuasion and rhetoric. As a tenured Associate Professor of Communication Studies, he has taught courses including legal communication, argumentation, persuasion, and research methods. He has trained and consulted in 19 countries around the world and is Past President of the American Society of Trial Consultants.Close
Elizabeth (Liz) Skane
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