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The Ohio Association for Justice Podcast by Trial Lawyers, for Trial Lawyers



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There is an article by Herzog in the journal Spine that says that you cannot determine the onset of a herniated disc unless you have an MRI immediately before an event. So when these people are saying that they know when this disc is herniated that’s a lie. It’s not scientifically possible.

Dealing with Difficult Opposing Counsel

Our host Sean Harris sits down with Columbus attorney Scott Bowman to discuss the different types of difficult opposing counsel and how to deal with their behavior.

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the most important aspect of jury selection is weeding out the people who are in the tort reform group that will not listen to the evidence. They made up their mind before coming into the courtroom and the challenge is that for the most part, they don’t even recognize that this is their own mindset.

Navigating Voir Dire with Dennis Mulvihill

This transcript of the podcast with attorney Dennis Mulvihill discusses aspects of voir dire and what attorneys can look for during this process. Attorney Mulvihill shares his experiences and insight on handling prospective jurors and what questions to ask to potentially remove jurors for cause. Read along or listen to the podcast to get a more in depth look at navigating the voir dire process.

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Get to Know Your Host

Our courageous host of the CivillySpeaking Podcasts is Sean Harris, the current Treasurer of OAJ.

Sean Harris is a partner with Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA in Columbus, Ohio. Sean practices exclusively in the area of plaintiff’s wrongful death, product liability, and personal injury litigation.

For 2014 – 2015, he was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and President of the Central Ohio Association for Justice (COAJ).

Sean earned his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law, where he was a finalist in the ATLA (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition. He also earned the CALI Award in Trial Practice. During law school, Sean clerked for the firm of Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A. Before law school, Sean graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a triple major in Philosophy, Geography, and Environmental Studies. While in college, he was a member of OWU’s comedy improv troupe.

Whenever time allows, Sean enjoys working in his small woodshop making furniture and other projects, including a reproduction of Thomas Jefferson’s rotating five book bookstand, which he keeps in his office.

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Welcome to the CivillySpeaking Blog! Here we will be posting about the podcasts we are creating for our members (trial lawyers in Ohio). When looking for a new medium to reach members, podcasts immediately came to mind as a way for members to hear from other members and pick up tips and ideas for handling cases. If you have a suggestion for a podcast topic, please leave us a comment!

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