“Your adrenaline’s running, you’re in the trial zone and you don’t necessarily think before you speak, and you say the wrong thing,” said appellate attorney Elissa Haynes in Atlanta. “That wrong thing is oftentimes what a juror latches on to, and it results in these outrageous verdicts.”Daily Report, Trend: Defense Adding Appellate Lawyers at Trial to Fight Plaintiffs’ ‘Emotional’ Closings
Drew Eckl & Farnham Partner, Elissa Haynes, was recently featured by The Daily Report in their recent article “Trend: Defense Adding Appellate Lawyers at Trial to Fight Plaintiffs’ ‘Emotional’ Closings. Haynes, chairwoman of DEF’s Appellate practice group, spoke to the impact of emotional closing statements by highlighting the outcome of the recent Williams v. Harvey case.
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