Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

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Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

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Book Review: Litigation Logic- A Practical Guide to Effective Argument, by Paul Bosanac

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Litigation Logic– A Practical Guide to Effective Argument is an interesting book. As stated in the introduction: This book is dedicated to presenting informal fallacies through legal arguments… The product description on Amazon is: Learning to use, and defend against, informal fallacies are the keys to effective argument. This one-of-a-kind book examines informal fallacies and features… Continue Reading

Book Review: Trial and Error- The Education of a Courtroom Lawyer, by John C. Tucker

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John Tucker is a former partner with the prominent Chicago based law firm Jenner and Block. Before retiring to concentrate on writing, Tucker had an outstanding career as a litigator than included arguing two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and serving as trial counsel in several high-profile cases. Tucker’s trials included defending the “Chicago Eight”,… Continue Reading

Book Review: Lawyers’ Poker, 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn From Poker Players, by Steven Lubet

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Some would argue that understanding game theory and other principals that apply in poker can help the way that a litigator thinks about a case. For instance, poker players apply mathematical formulas to poker hands that can be useful in analyzing the settlement value of a case. Both playing poker and litigating a case are deceptively simple, but often extremely complex.… Continue Reading