May It Please the Court

A review of the cases, techniques and career of Dan Webb

May it Please the Court depicts the rise of Dan Webb from small-town farm boy to one of America’s top trial attorneys. Judge Charles Kocoras delivers the reader into the courtroom of some of the most important cases from the past half century— including Operation Greylord, the Iran-Contra affair and trustbusting attempts on Microsoft and Philip Morris. Along the way, Kocoras’s often instructive and always entertaining narrative delves into Webb’s cunning courtroom strategy.

“Essential reading for every prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.”
— Jeffrey Stone, McDermott, Will & Emery

“Lucid, quick-paced [and] frequently instructive.”
— Scott Turow, author and attorney

“Enjoyable insight into the life and times of a real trial lawyer.”
— Jim Figliulo, Figliulo & Silverman PC


  • The book features Webb’s insights on:
  • Opening statements, cross-examinations and closing arguments
  • Establishing and challenging witness credibility
  • What makes an effective exhibit
  • Humanizing corporate clients
  • And much more

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