September 9, 2008

I spent the last five days in Wyoming at Gerry’s Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Spence and I taught a seminar about my trial. Lawyers from all over the country came to hear about how we won the case and to hear about Gerry’s last trial. It was sort of strange to relive such a painful time of my life. At the same time, I continue to appreciate the greatness of Gerry Spence. We ended the seminar with me reading a portion of Gerry’s closing argument. There were few dry eyes in the room, just like during the trial. I’ve heard a lot of closing arguments in my life, and I can tell you that Gerry Spence’s closing argument in my case will go down in history as one of the greatest closing arguments ever.

Yet another USA gold medalist

August 19, 2008

As I was watching the Olympics, I was reminded of something I said to Gerry Spence when I was visiting Trial Lawyers College in July:

“Trial law is the only blood sport where you can be an Olympic gold medalist at age 79.”