5 Tips to Prepare for Trial as a Business Owner

Bradley I. Kramer is a M.D, Esquire. at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer (http://www.biklaw.com/). In this video he shares 5 tips to prepare for trial as a business owner.

  1. Follow the advice of your attorney
  2. Do not keep anything from your lawyer
  3. Ensure you are financially stable & prepared
  4. Always maintain a professional demeanor
  5. Make sure you understand the trial process


I've been practicing business litigation for many years and the 5 tips that I like to give my clients, all of my clients in preparation for trial are the following.

The first, listen to your attorney. He's been through this for many times so make sure that if he tells you something you follow that direction to routine. Trials are extremely expensive and time consuming and you certainly don't want to do something that would interfere with your attorney's ability to do his or her job.

Secondly, make sure you have full disclosure to your attorney. The worst thing that you can do in a trial is have documents or witnesses come forward that undermine your position.

Third, make sure you're financially prepared. Trials are expensive and can be longer or shorter that expected. Make sure that you have the financial assets and where with all to be perpared for trial and the trial at that.

Number 4, take things seriously and be professional. No jumpsuits at trial. No whistling, no unnecessarily smiling or making fun of people during the trial. If it's a jury trial, jury see everything that you do and say. They see you coming and out of the court room and they will hold that against you if there's anything they find questionable.

Fifth, make sure you understand a process of a trial. In general after a jury is selected. There will be opening statements followed by witness exams followed by closing arguments. If you understand the process, you'll be much better equipped to go through the trial with you attorney and poise to receive a receive a favorable outcome.

If you're in a position where your case goes all the way to trial. You will have a ready expended a lot of time, energy, and effort on geting to the trial. You wanna do everything in your power that point to make sure that favorable outcome is rendered on your behalf.