“Paul Mark Sandler provides what all young lawyers need in order to succeed – the wise counsel of a more experienced attorney who has seen and done it all. Mr. Sandler is the mentor that we all wish we had when we started in the courtroom.” Hon. Lynne Battaglia, Maryland Court of Appeals Anatomy of a Trial reveals the secrets of effective courtroom advocacy like no other legal “how-to.” Centered on the real world criminal trial of a political fundraiser, the book takes readers from voir dire to verdict, offering candid, no-nonsense pointers on how to try fiercely contested cases. Arising from a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles, the case in question highlighted the intersection of Washington politics, campaign finance, and Hollywood celebrity. In Sandler’s hands, the trial serves as a laboratory in which to discover essential ons about litigation. With examples from the transcript, he illustrates time strategies for opening statements, witness examinations, and closing arguments. Complimenting his commentary are observations and critiques by distinguished jurists, who offer invaluable insights about persuasion and technique. Perfect for young attorneys and law students, as well as seasoned lawyers, this readable primer will help foster a deep appreciation of how to succeed in the critical elements of complex trials. “His love of the contest is contagious, his analysis of successful advocacy is impeccable, and his tips to young lawyers are invaluable.” Stephen A. Saltzburg, Immediate Past Chair, ABA Criminal Justice Section “This is the stuff of effective trial advocacy taught by real-world example.” Robert L.
Rothman, Esquire, Chair, ABA Litigation Section Paul Mark Sandler is a trial lawyer with a national reputation for successfully representing many notable clients in trial and appellate courts. He is a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler. A frequent lecturer and speaker throughout the United States and Europe, Mr. Sandler is the author and co-author of numerous books about litigation and the founder of the ABA Litigation Section’s Institute for Trial Training.