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Trial Advocacy for the Newly Admitted Personal Injury Attorney in New York

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Produced on September 24, 2016

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence

Course Description

Taught by seasoned litigator Justin Blitz, this program offers a crash course on taking a personal injury case to verdict as a newly admitted plaintiff’s attorney in New York.

Mr. Blitz will begins with jury selection and proceeds through opening statements, direct and cross exam of the plaintiff, defendant and defendants experts and continue through summation.

Learning  Objectives:

  1. Master the art of jury selection, including:

  • What to look for in voir dire

  • How to get rid of jurors with biases

  • How to talk to young jurors

  • How to deal with tort reform

  • How to use your challenges properly

  • Batson Challenges

  • White v. Struck

  • The importance of listening to the jurors

  • Procedural and systemic issues

  1. Excel at trial, including:

  • How to prepare and what to include in opening statements

  • The use of demonstrative evidence and technology during trial and the importance of such in today’s modern world

  • The Plaintiff’s direct exam and preparation of the plaintiff for cross exam

  • Cross Exam of defendants and defendants experts

  • Preparation of Jury Verdict sheets and requests to charge

  • Summation

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2016 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP. He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained many substantial jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions. Mr. Blitz has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Blitz has over a decade of experience of successfully managing a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. 

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases. Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits. This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). He is a past chairman of NYSTLA’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition to NYSTLA, Mr. Blitz is a member of several other bar associations, including the American Association for Justice.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Blitz lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He has lectured on a variety of topics including courtroom technology, trial tips and techniques, and strategies for maximizing the value of personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Blitz's lectures have over 20,000 views from Attorneys who have taken his courses for continuing legal education credit. The reviews of his lectures have made him a renowned speaker across the State in regards to personal injury legal topics. 

Mr. Blitz has been selected to the “Super Lawyers” list of “Rising Stars” for the years 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2017 and 2018.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chronicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.


Eric N.

Justin Blitz is always good.

Richard G.

Excellent course

John J.

This was good.

Brian K.

This course was terrific!

Dwight B.


Mitchell D.

A very practical and easy to listen to course

Jason K.

Justin Blitz rocks as usual

Edward M.


David A.

Great cle.

Marc K.

Excellent presentation.

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