It’s All About Winning
To be successful, a Massachusetts trial lawyer must master multiple disciplines – investigation, legal research, forensics, public speaking, cross-examination, and story telling. In every case to be decided by a jury, he must craft air-tight pre-trial motions, divine the subtle prejudices of prospective jurors, give a riveting opening statement, use the rules of evidence to hog-tie his opponent, cross-examine everyone from everyday folks to forensic experts, and deliver sweeping oratory in the closing argument. Few criminal defense lawyers excel at all aspects of trial work.
With so much required of a trial lawyer, can any lawyer, or even a firm, really boast a true command of the many areas of practice we have listed? Yes. For while the laws and the standards of proof may vary, a trial lawyer relies on the same skills whether he is representing someone accused of murder or a victim of medical malpractice. That’s because every trial is, or should be, about competing stories. Using our innovative investigative techniques, we unearth the story. With forensics, we either prove our story or we disprove their story. Opening statements, cross-examinations, and closing arguments represent our best chance to tell the jury our client’s story, while we cripple theirs.
No matter whether you are charged with a serious crime or need representation in a civil matter, let us get to work discovering and telling your story.
Kevin J. Mahoney is a Cambridge, MA Criminal Defense Lawyer defending those accused of violent crimes, drug offenses, sex crimes, and murder.