Tell us about your biggest win from January 2019 through June 2020 and how you achieved the result for your client.
Hurricane Harvey Flood Trial: We secured a trial win in the largest takings case in United States history. The trial established that the United States was liable for the flooding and property damage caused by the Army Corps of Engineers’ management of two Houston-area reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey.
The ruling will allow more than 10,000 Houston-area property owners to recover compensation.
Kosmos International Arbitration: We tried and won an international oil and gas arbitration. Held in London, the arbitration victory secured both drilling rights off the coast of an African nation and a multimillion-dollar award for the client.
Share two trial tips that have been key to your success.
1) Become the person the judge believes. Never mislead the judge. But advocate. Be respectful. But don’t grovel and scrape.
2) Be prepared. The Q&A should appear effortless. But it never is. Only by doing the work in advance can you be ready for the actual work of trial.