Trial practice

The Most Powerful Book // Under Analysis

The Most Powerful Book, Under Analysis September 2014

Once upon a time, in a land I could see out my window, there was a thing called the banker’s hour. The length of the hour was the same as it was for the rest of us. 60 minutes. Bankers in those days however, only toiled for 8 of them in a row. Their working hours were memorialized in song by St. Dolly of Parton—9 to 5.

Not only were banker’s hours limited each day to 8, but the number of…

Under Analysis // August 2014

Email – Spammers, Scammers & Scoundrels // Under Analysis

When I first started practicing law there was no email. We got along just fine, blissful in our ignorance of the great electronic time saver.

In the early days of email, AOL’s “you’ve got mail” and accompanying “bing” was more novelty than necessity. My dial-up connection didn’t bring those very often anyway.

Much has changed in the last couple of decades. I get no less than…

Under Analysis // February 2014

Under Analysis: Karma Ran Over My Dogma. By St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney Spencer Farris, The S.E. Farris Law Firm

By Spencer Farris for the nationally syndicated column “Under Analysis”
We’ve all heard stories about someone whose car breaks down shortly after they visit a dealership to check out the new models. Karma, or in that case, carma. My column last month was critical of technology. On Friday, I lost two computers here at the Levison Towers. A little bit of e-karma.

I am no stranger to…

Some Thoughts and Advice About Life

By: Paul LuveraThis week I’d like to share some thoughts about how we view life as trial lawyers. Some of this directly does apply to trying cases and some of it is general advice about our attitudes about life.

The late Ann Landers printed these “tips for life” one time in her advice column:

When you say I’m sorry, look the person in the eye.
Love deeply and passionately. You…

Juries Don’t Hear All the Evidence!

The S.E. Farris Law Firm


A real trial is nothing like a TV trial. Some information flies by at break neck speed and other important evidence never even gets to the jury. Here are some things you should know before going to…

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