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Roy DeCaro on What Juries See Right Through

decaro_head.jpgIf you want to know how to put on a jury trial, ask someone who's done more than 200. That was our thinking when we interviewed Philadelphia trial lawyer Roy DeCaro of Raynes McCarty. What we learned: it's some backbreaking work, and there are some things you don't want to do in front of strangers. Keep reading to learn more.

Book Talk with Robert Barnett

Barnett.jpegRobert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, whom we featured on the cover of Washington, DC Super Lawyers in 2007, is the lawyer that big-name authors want negotiating for them. Among his clients that maybe you have heard of: President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark. In this period in which the book industry is being dramatically reshaped thanks to the advent and booming popularity of cheaper e-books, we figured who better to check in on the plight of authors than Barnett? We got him on the phone Jan. 4 for a quick chat.

Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Bernard Smalley on Being Your Client's One Shot

SMALLEY_B_color.jpgIn 2008 we spoke with personal injury trial lawyer Bernard Smalley of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley in Philadelphia for a piece that ran that year in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. In this previously unpublished excerpt, he talks about the pressures involved in his line of work.

Medical-malpractice Lawyer Daniel Ryan III on Defending Physicians

DFRforwebsite.jpgIn 2010 we spoke with Daniel Ryan III of O'Brien & Ryan about the secret to defending physicians for our Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. In a nutshell: make sure they don't act like House.

This Isn't Legal Advice: Exploring Legal Myths and Oddities with Michael Cicchini

If you break up with your fiancé, do you have to give the ring back? Are Miranda Rights mandatory? Can you be charged with a DUI while driving ... a wheelchair?