Nancy Winkler presents to Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

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On April 4, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck shareholder Nancy Winkler was invited to speak at the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County’s continuing legal education seminar on the topic of “How to Value a Case and Develop a Theme.”

Nancy discussed Eisenberg Rothweiler’s billion-dollar jury verdict in late 2023 in a defective restraint system case involving a 1992 Mitsubishi vehicle, Amagasu v. Mitsubishi, and the trial presentation the firm employed in the case, the factors that drive value in catastrophic injury cases generally, and the importance of attorneys choosing trial presentation themes that move jurors in the post-COVID world.

“The attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck view it as our responsibility to share insights we have about the cases we’ve litigated with our fellow attorneys,” said Nancy. “That includes insights about both the things we’ve done well and the things we can improve upon. Sharing our insights can help other attorneys more effectively persuade jurors that the wrongdoers that caused their clients’ injuries should be held accountable for their actions.”

The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County began in 1959 as an organization to promote the highest standards of integrity, civility, and competence in the legal profession, to cherish the camaraderie among its members, and to foster a close working relationship with the judiciary in matters of judicial administration, an objective and mission that it strongly adheres to and pursues today. It is a group of lawyers who are dedicated to preserving the jury system and the independence of the judiciary.

It takes a specific mindset, specialized skills and substantial resources. The types of cases we handle are not the average personal injury. They involve severe, permanent injuries to people that radically affect their lives forever, or in some instances, even cause their death.