Episode #51 - Attorney Demeanor

Trial attorneys Paul Motz and Matthew Moffett

In this week’s podcast, trial attorneys Paul Motz, Shareholder, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney and Matt Moffett, Partner, Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP, join CSI Litigation Consultants Dr. Steve Wood and Dr. Bill Kanasky to discuss the topic of attorney credibility and attorney demeanor. The group talks about the difference between plaintiff and defense attorney performance, the aggressiveness of plaintiff attorneys compared to defense attorneys, and how that aggressiveness impacts all aspects of the litigation process, not just the trial. They speak about how the plaintiff’s bar has kept the defense bar in a reactive mode, how that has helped contribute to nuclear verdicts, and what can be done about them. In addition, the group discusses how the insurance defense industry can be better prepared during litigation and how they can leverage research, data, and witness training to guide settlement negotiations and decisions, and much, much more.