Chilton Varner believes great trial lawyers never stop learning, and that every trial is a teachable moment for attorneys and the younger lawyers they mentor. Host Mike Herring leads a wide-ranging discussion about Chilton’s career as a leader in commercial and product liability litigation and explores her contention that successful lawyers tend to be more conversational than combative.
Cris Arguedas is one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the country. Host Amy Gunn talks with Cris about representing clients from Hells Angels to Barry Bonds and Fed Ex, and how she proved to all of them that she wasn’t afraid of a fight. Tune in for pro-tips on preparing for cross examination and courtroom stories from Cris Arguedas, “the lawyer other lawyers would hire if they got arrested.”
Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and previous ACTL president Bob Fiske has tried many cases in the national spotlight, including the case President Jimmy Carter called “the most important case in the US”, the drug trial of “Mr. Untouchable” Nicky Barnes. Host Dave Paul dives into the background of some of Bob’s most historic cases and reveals key insights on leadership and mentorship that helped define Bob’s legendary success.
Judge Roger Gregory is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From his roots in segregated schools, he has risen to the top of the legal profession and is the only person in the history of the United States to be appointed to a federal appellate court by two Presidents of two different political parties. Host Michael Herring leads a wide-ranging discussion with the distinguished Judge which includes candid advice about life, law and conduct in the courtroom that will benefit every attorney.
Renowned trial attorney Rusty Hardin has fought for justice in some of the nation's highest-profile cases. Join host Dave Paul for a wide-ranging discussion into some of Rusty’s biggest cases and hear his thoughts on the two biggest mistakes most trial attorneys make. His insightful take on why he refuses to take depositions and how he approaches jury selection may make you re-evaluate your own trial tactics.
Joan Lukey is recognized as one of the top litigators in the country and was the first female President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is recognized as an extraordinary trial attorney and advocate who exemplifies an unwavering willingness to connect with everyone she meets. In this inspiring first episode of the ACTL’s new Trial Tested podcast, Joan shares her philosophy for success with host Amy Gunn and encourages every attorney to achieve their goals through hard work, mentorship and compassion.