Virginia: Special Cases – a Lawyer’s Psychology

Virginia: Special Cases – a Lawyer’s Psychology

Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its issue for June, 2015, covers “PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW”.

A featured article is “FRAME Your Cases to Presuade Jurors”. Id. at 14-18. Yet June 2015 Trial’s center place is “Thoughts on Psychology and the Law,” 13 shorts authored by a veritable national “Who’s Who” of plaintiff personal injury litigation: “The Psychology of Priorities,” Mark Lanier, id. at 22-23; “Psychological Barriers to Trial,” Rick Friedman, id. at 24-25; “Dealing with Fear,” Gerry Spence, id. at 24; “The Psychology of Voir Dire,” Lisa Blue, id. at 27-28; “Using Attribution Principles to Establish Causation,” Howard Nations, id. at 28-30; “Arm Jurors Throughout Trial,” David Ball, id. at 32; “The Weight of Morals, Mores, and Beliefs in the Courtroom,” Gregory Cusimano, id. at 34-35; “The Emotions That Matter,” Paul Scopter, id. at 36, 38-39; “Managing Decision-Makers’ Mental Imagery,” Eric Oliver, id. at 41-42; “The Shared Common Experience,” Robyn Wishart, id. at 42-43; “Be a Teacher, Not a Salesman,” Randi McGinn, id. at 44-46; “Mastering ‘Connectionology’,” John Romano, id. at 46, 48; and “Advocacy in a Changing World,” William Bailey, id. at 48, 50-52.

Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ/ATLA over two decades. His practice includes vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injuries, and other serious personal injury.