Killer Cross-Examination with Neil Rockind
Episode 2026th July 2022 • The Litigation War Room • Maxwell Goss
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On this episode, Maxwell Goss speaks with prominent criminal defense attorney Neil Rockind. Neil talks about his victory in securing the acquittal of an individual charged with reckless driving following the highly publicized tragic death of a police officer. Neil shares insights on many aspects of trial practice, including the importance of humanizing the defendant, dealing with public scrutiny in high-profile cases, and how cross-examination can make or break your case.

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  • 00:18 - Introduction
  • 01:57 - About Neil Rockind and his law practice
  • 03:43 – Some of Neil's high-profile cases
  • 05:10 – Oxford school case
  • 07:37 – "Killer" cross-examination
  • 11:33 – Learning effective cross-examination
  • 16:32 – People vs. Charles Warren
  • 16:58 – The criminalization of driving offenses
  • 23:38 – Hindsight bias
  • 30:20 – Cross-examination of the lead investigator
  • 33:35 – Verdict in the Charles Warren case
  • 37:21 – Handling cases with intense public scrutiny
  • 40:41 – Where to find Neil Rockind online

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Neil Rockind’s Attorney Bio

Neil Rockind’s Killer Cross-Examination Podcast

Jury Acquits Man in Traffic Death of State Trooper

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