Posts by Bobby G. Frederick

New authors

New authors

I am opening up trialtheory.com to other trial lawyers who may want to share their ideas and experiences.  The only...

In the moment

In the moment

I take inspiration wherever I can find it.  I was listening to Matt Damon in an interview on NPR this...

Back to basics

Back to basics

When I was working on our last trial in Georgetown, I found myself struggling with the story.  There was no...

Upcoming trials

Upcoming trials

Next week we supposedly have four cases that are to be tried, in three different counties.  Obviously not going to...

For what its worth

For what its worth

Music is a powerful medium for evoking an emotional response.  Although I”m always looking for a way to use music...

Joshua Karton

Joshua Karton

(to the Josh Karton of Communication Arts for the Professional) I was talking with an associate in our firm today...

The “CSI Effect”

The “CSI Effect”

In a comment to “smoke and mirrors,” MBennett pointed back to a post he wrote in 2007 about stock arguments...

Not guilty in Georgetown, S.C.

Not guilty in Georgetown, S.C.

We finished a criminal trial in Georgetown this afternoon, and the jury found our client not guilty of kidnapping, burglary,...

Trial preparation

Trial preparation

If there is one thing that makes the difference in the outcome of a trial it is preparation.  I’ve been...

Why do we lie to juries?

Why do we lie to juries?

If a person is found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) in South Carolina, they are not released.  They...