One of the country’s top trial lawyers, W. Mark Lanier of Texas, gave a demonstration of his trial skills at a conference in Philadelphia in January 2011, revealing at least some of what has made him such a force in the court room. Moving between mock demonstration and commentary, Lanier showed not only the passion he employs in openings, but explained some of the techniques he uses to make complex concepts easy to understand, how he wins credibility with juries, how he takes advantage of pictures and presentations, and demonstrates approaches you might try in some jurisdictions but not others.

Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, spoke at HB Litigation Conferences’ “Trying an Asbestos Case: How to Get the W,” on Jan. 25, 2011. Click below and hear what he had to say.