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

(78 Ratings)

Produced on: September 24, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

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.


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 several significant 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 began his career under the tutelage of renowned trial attorney Richard E. Shandell at one of the nation's most prestigious plaintiffs' personal injury and medical malpractice firms. Distinguishing himself as a skillful litigator with a dynamic personality, Mr. Blitz successfully managed 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. Many of his achievements have been chronicled in the New York media.

In 2005, Mr. Blitz became the chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. As chairman and throughout his career, Mr. Blitz has lectured to attorneys at Continuing Legal Education events on a variety of topics.

In 2010 Mr. Blitz took over twenty cases to verdict with the majority of them being successful results for his clients.

In 2011 Mr. Blitz achieved for Schulman Blitz's clients via settlement or verdicts over two million dollars in compensation for harm caused by others negligence.

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.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chornicled 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. Mr. Blitz also has roots in the entertainment field, having owned and operated a successful booking and music management company.

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.


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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