The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes to Win, Second Edition

By David Berg

The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes to Win, Second EditionLearn how Joe Jamail won a $10.5 billion verdict in Pennzoil v. Texaco – and how you can use these trial tactics to your advantage!


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David Berg, one of America’s leading trial lawyers, knows how to win cases. And he knows how to tell a story. In the newly updated The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes To Win, Second Edition, Berg puts both skills to dazzling use in an engaging and instructive guide to winning at trial, illustrating each trial skill with excerpts from his own cases and those of trial lawyers he admires. In this edition, you will learn not only from Berg’s cases but also how his close friend, the late Joe Jamail, won a $10.5 billion verdict in Pennzoil v. Texaco.

Berg likes to say that the trial lawyer who will become a master of the art of trying cases, is the lawyer who asks, “How can I get better?” – a question Berg himself has never quit asking. Many of those answers will be found on these pages as Berg, who has tried virtually every kind of civil and criminal case, shares his deeply psychological and practical insights into each trial skill. This second edition is quintessential Berg – colorful, insightful, funny and instructive – and difficult to put down. It will keep you reading – and make you a better trial lawyer.

About the Author:


David Berg is a member of the Texas and New York State Bar Associations, and the founding partner of Berg & Androphy. Within eighteen months of opening his offices, in 1970, David argued and won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court, Schacht v. United States, a criminal conviction unanimously reversed on First Amendment grounds.

During the next quarter-century, David tried criminal and civil rights cases, among the more notable, the lawsuit against the Ku Klux Klan he filed as co-counsel with his friend, Morris Dees, of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which resulted in forcing the Klan to end its harassment of Vietnamese fishermen along the Gulf Coast and its paramilitary training in east Texas.

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