Sometimes A Guilty Verdict Is a Win (At Least That Is What I Tell Myself)

Although Virginia juries have a reputation for being unforgiving, I have also been told that juries in Prince William County can be pretty unpredictable. Going into trial yesterday, my client was facing a mandatory 5-year sentence for being… Read More

Trial Ad 101: On Reading A Closing Argument at Trial

Sitting in Room 117 of D.C. Superior Court last week, I caught the tail end of a bench trial in which the defense attorney read her closing argument from a sheet of paper. I have no idea how… Read More