Achieving Great Cross Examinations Through Virtues

January 14, 2021

The Litigation Counsel of America is please to announce that Victor Vital, a partner in the Dallas office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, will present a complimentary webinar entitled “Achieving Great Cross Examinations Through Virtues” on Thursday, January 14 at 1PM EST.


It has been said by some, “Trial is war.” Whether one agrees with that statement, trials certainly are zero-sum exercises. Thus, many advocates forget or don’t even consider the role that virtue plays in the trial process. As trials are a microcosm of life, it is worth considering virtue. If a worthy goal in life is to live virtuously, one should consider such in the trial process, including in the art and practice of cross-examination.


Victor Vital
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Dallas, Texas

Victor Vital is a trial lawyer to whom clients turn to handle high-stakes jury trials of virtually all types—civil, criminal, family and probate. Victor’s ability to absorb complex subject matter quickly and then package and present it persuasively to diverse juries make him suitable for virtually any high-stakes trial case in major U.S. metropolitan areas. Having tried more than 100 cases in two decades of practice, Victor seeks to remain ever-prepared for jury trials of various types. Notably, Victor was inducted into the Texas Lawyer Verdicts Hall of Fame for securing a No. 1 verdict — the largest employment verdict in Texas in 2012 – for a corporate plaintiff in a complicated noncompete/trade secrets matter. In 2016, Victor secured the largest verdict in the fraud category in the Texas Lawyer Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2016, with a jury verdict of nearly $34 million in a partnership dispute involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Among other high stakes matters in his caseload, Victor is currently lead counsel for the NCAA in a half-dozen CTE/concussion cases pending across the southwestern region of the country.


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