Your Witness

Learn cross-examination skills from the best

In Your Witness, fifty of the nation’s top trial lawyers share the secrets of the most engaging, difficult, and dramatic aspect of their work – cross-examination.

These secrets are revealed through richly told courtroom “war stories” with a point. While the stories contain some interesting bits of Chicago “color” – mobsters, corrupt politicians and businessmen, street gangs, mass murderers, sports figures, Nobel Laureates, and Colonel McCormick of the Tribune – many of the stories occur across the nation, and the book has broad appeal to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

“The new standard for the art of cross examination.”
— Bill Kurtis, journalist and presenter

“It’s a rare thing for wizards to reveal how they cast their spells.”
— Scott Turow, author and attorney

“A mandatory read for any lawyer who has the courage to enter a courtroom.”
— Brendan Sullivan, Senior Partner, Williams & Connelly


Individual chapter authors include: Allan A. Ackerman, Sam Adam, Philip S. Beck, Patricia Bobb, Thomas M. Breen, Robert L. Byman, Robert A. Clifford, Michael W. Coffield, Robert F. Coleman, Vincent J. Connelly, Thomas M. Crisham, Thomas A. Demetrio, Charles W. Douglas, Thomas Anthony Durkin, Thomas M. Durkin, James R. Figliulo, Edward L. Foote, Chris Gair, Richard A. Halprin, Steven P. Handler, Michael T. Hannafan, Donald Hubert, Peter C. John, Walter Jones, Jr., Donald G. Kempf, Jr., William J. Kunkle, George N. Leighton, Matthias A. Lydon, Terence F. MacCarthy, Marc W. Martin, William J. Martin, Steven F. Molo, Michael D. Monico, James S. Montana, Jr., James D. Montgomery, C. Barry Montgomery, Michael J. Morrissey, Gordon B. Nash, Jr., R. Eugene Pincham, Lorna Propes, Don H. Reuben, Manuel Sanchez, Charles B. Sklarsky, Raymond J. Smith, Jeffrey E. Stone, Robert W. Tarun, Patrick A. Tuite, Anton R. Valukas, Dan K. Webb and Jo-Anne Wolfson

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