The “Third Chair” at Trial: The Value of Embedded Appellate Counsel and The Top 5 Appellate Hacks for Trial Attorneys

June 3, 2021

Dykema’s trial teams often include a member of Dykema’s Appellate and Complex Motions Team to secure prominent victories at trial and important pre-trial dispositive rulings for our clients. For almost a century, Dykema has pioneered the practice of embedding appellate counsel in the trial court litigation, not waiting (as most litigators do) until the eve of trial, during the trial itself when an adverse verdict or judgment seems imminent, or following a loss. Time and time again, Dykema’s appellate counsel have assisted Dykema’s trial teams win some of the most notable dispositive rulings and verdicts across the country, consistent with the firm’s philosophy of delivering our clients outstanding results, unparalleled service, and exceptional value in every engagement.

Join us for this educational webinar as members of our Appellate and Complex Motions Team share the recipe for Dykema’s “secret weapon” at trial, and learn ways appellate counsel help facilitate a win during the pre-trial and trial stages of a case, ranging from serving as a critical brief-and-motion-writer, legal-issue spotter, multi-jurisdictional strategist, to a jury-instruction ace. They will also share some appellate “hacks” every great trial lawyer needs to know, including how to avoid a trial altogether by securing favorable dispositive rulings or achieving advantageous outcomes at the motions-in-limine hearing that improve the chances of a settlement.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Speakers: Jimmy Azadian, Member, Los Angeles; Melanie Fry, Member, San Antonio; Becky James, Member, Austin; Chris Kratovil, Member, Dallas

CLE accreditation is anticipated for California, Illinois and Texas. We provide Uniform Certificates of Attendance and jurisdiction-specific information for those licensed in other jurisdictions. Please contact Kelsey Rustigian at with questions.

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