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Dirk Vandever – Mastering Wrongful Death Cases
Episode 3522nd June 2024 • Trial Lawyers University • Dan Ambrose, Trial Lawyers University
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Some lawyers are thrown off by a wrongful death case, but not Dirk Vandever. 

In this episode of Trial Lawyers University, Dan Ambrose is joined by seasoned trial lawyer–who’s been practicing for almost 50 years—Dirk Vandever of Popham Law Firm

Tune in as Dan and Dirk discuss strategies and tactics for wrongful death cases including, how to talk to the jury about the value of human life in voir dire, how to help the jury understand the adult child’s loss, and why Dirk references the Declaration of Independence in his closing argument. 

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Episode Snapshot

  • Highlights from TLU Huntington Beach
  • Getting to know Dirk Vandever
  • Previewing what Dirk is teaching at TLU Vegas 2024
  • Background of Dirk’s recent wrongful death cases
  • How Dirk approaches jury selection in a wrongful death case
  • Resource mentioned: Don’t Eat the Bruises by Keith Mitnik
  • Dirk’s strategy for opening statement in wrongful death cases
  • Order of proof in a wrongful death case
  • Cross examination of defense experts
  • Framing damages in closing

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