Preparation is the key to success for any trial. While the judge, jury, your adversary and your client get to see you in action during the trial, it is the time spent before the trial, developing your theory, dissecting the evidence, preparing your witnesses and shaping your opening and closing statements that will determine your success.
Trial preparation begins from the day the case is retained. Honing in early on the theory of your case will enable you to move the case efficiently through the discovery process, depositions and motion practice. If the building blocks of your case are properly placed, the actual trial preparation comes naturally.
This program, presented by Jeffrey M. Kimmel, one of New York’s leading civil trial attorneys, will explore and highlight the core aspects of trial preparation. While styles and approaches to trial work depend on individual personalities and strengths, preparation is universally necessary to success.
This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.
Jeffrey M. Kimmel is a partner in the Manhattan firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP. He is a proven, experienced trial attorney, successfully trying numerous complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases to verdict during his career. Mr. Kimmel has earned the highest ranking among attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings Service and was selected as one of New York City's "Ten Leaders" in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law. He has been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers list in the personal injury and medical malpractice areas. Mr. Kimmel previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. He is a frequent lecturer on trial preparation, trial strategy and courtroom techniques. He has lectured to attorneys at Bar Associations as well as to students at local law schools, colleges and high schools. He serves as judge at Yale University's Mock Trial competition annually. Mr. Kimmel has also appeared on television as a legal analyst.
Mr. Kimmel served on the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers' Association and was chair of its Committee on Committees which oversaw approximately 50 committees and sections. He is a former member of the Medical Malpractice Committee of The New York City Bar. Mr. Kimmel is currently a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, The New York City Bar and New York County Lawyers Association. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council to the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.
Mr. Kimmel graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree and Brooklyn Law School, where he received the school's coveted American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. Active in Brooklyn Law School's Moot Court program, he was selected to the distinguished National Team. Mr. Kimmel is admitted to the Bar in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and the United States Federal Courts.
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